The 'Having a Say' Citizenship resources have been developed by ACT with support from the Historical Association, the Cabinet Office and the Government Equalities Office. They form part of a wider set of history and Citizenship resources to celebrate 100 years of votes for women.
Make sure the young people you know have their say!
The next HeadsUp forum - Foreign Affairs…are we making a difference? - is a chance for 11-18 year olds to discuss issues surrounding defence, international aid, Afghanistan, and Britain’s allies, with influential decision-makers.
They will debate with MPs, Peers, MEPs and policy-makers as well as other young people throughout the country.
The Teachers’ Institute is a unique professional development opportunity, allowing education professionals & trainees to experience an intensive, informative and unforgettable week based at the Houses of Parliament.
The programme is entirely free of charge, and gives teachers, trainees and others working in education first-hand experience of Parliament in action, an opportunity to share their expertise and knowledge, and time to explore teaching ideas for the classroom.
Parliament Week 2012 was a great success, with young people getting a chance to gain insights of the workings of our democracy and even participate in Parliamentary debate first hand thanks to the work of the UK Youth Parliament.
Today, Parliament Week, UK Youth Parliament and BBC Three’s Free Speech invite secondary students from across the UK to Create the Debate by holding debates in their classrooms on the top five issues voted on by over 250,000 young people in largest ever youth consultation.
The Make Your Mark campaign asked young people to vote on the most important issues affecting them. The five topics that received the most votes were:
• Make public transport cheaper, better and accessible for all, which was also selected in 2011 as a key issue