In the last general election only half of 18-24 year olds in the UK voted and yet there remains a lack of political education within schools. We offer an engaging and interactive 6 week course compromising of 6 fun hour-long workshops, which provides young people with a basic level of knowledge of the UK political system. The workshops will demonstrate the importance and relevance of politics in everyday life and will encourage students to question and discuss different political topics. Through these means we hope to empower pupils and create a more engaged and civic minded generation of young people.
An introduction to politics and democracy
Introducing the idea of politics being about choices and a part of everyday life.
Electing our politicians
A brief introduction into voting systems and a discussion on surrounding issues.
Demonstrating and discussing the role of local councils, UK/EU parliament and the courts through the use of interactive activities.
Understanding the role and range of political parties and their varying policies.
Illustrating the purpose and functioning of pressure groups in society at a local / national / international level.
Debate and discussion
Getting students to discuss and argue opinions on varying political issues and concluding the course with a mock parliament.