12–18 November 2018

Schools and young people

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.

Ideas

Question Time

Invite your local MP, a Member of the House of Lords or a local councillor to your class or group, and ask them questions about the issues that matter to you

Twitter chat

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

Test your group’s knowledge of laws, voting and more with our downloadable discussion pack, including our “Introduction to UK Parliament” video series and discussion prompts.

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.

Get involved

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.

Access teaching resources

From our partners

Suffragette Schools Resource

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.

Get ready to Rock Enrol!

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.

Campaign! Make an Impact

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.