There are lots of ways that schools and youth organisations can take part in UK Parliament Week 2016, whether you want to find out more about Parliament, find out how you can make your voice heard, or get creative.
Whatever you plan to do, let us know about it by registering your event or activity on our website so that we can send you free information and giveaways. If your event or activity is just for your class or your group, that’s fine – just remember to tick the ‘private event’ box to let us know not to post it in our programme.
A Twitter chat is another great way to ask your local MP questions and share your views. We’ll post a toolkit to help you plan your own Twitter chat for UK Parliament Week (watch this space!).
Create the debate
Hold a debate about an issue that matters to the young people in your group. Check out this Create the Debate pack, or the Primary debating resources for KS2 or younger, or the Get Debating worksheets for KS3 and 4.
Interactive discussion pack
Colouring in sheets
Download our collection of UK Parliament Week colouring in sheets. These are great for younger children to learn more about UK Parliament whilst exploring their creative side.
Even if you’re too young to vote, there are many ways that you can get involved with Parliament and democracy. You could:
Parliament’s free teaching resources
Access videos, worksheets, lesson plans and games from Parliament’s Education Service to help engage your students with Parliament and parliamentary democracy.
From our partners
To celebrate the exciting cinema release of ‘Suffragette’, National Schools Partnership with Pathé and Into Film have developed new resources to bring the struggle of the suffragettes to life for a new generation.
Use the Cabinet Office’s free downloadable resources to run a Rock Enrol! session with young people to bring to life democracy and why they should register to vote using Vote with your feet and Show me the money exercises.
The British Library have created this three step model to get young people people engaged in campaigning. The cross-curricular programme uses historical campaigns to inspire and teach campaign skills, enabling children and young people to run their own campaigns about issues that affect them today.