My Vote Counts Workshop

My Vote Counts Workshop

Parliament's Education Outreach team can inspire and engage your students in their political literacy lessons by running workshops in schools around the county.

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About the Workshop


 

This fun, interactive My Vote Counts workshop will be delivered by one of our Regional Outreach Officer. This workshop is generally 1 hour in length, but this can be flexible subject to your requirements. This workshop is available for pupils ages 7 – 18 and can be tailored for small or large groups.

 

Content Covered

 


For all Ages

  • Democracy and why we vote
  • Travel along the 800 year timeline to learn more about how we gained the right to vote
  • Considerations for the future of voting in the UK

 

For ages 11 – 16

  • The process of registering and voting in UK Elections
  • Debate on the evolution of voting in the UK

 

For ages 16 – 18

  • The process of registering and voting in UK Elections
  • Comparing the strengths and weaknesses of voting systems
  • Debate on the evolution of voting in the UK


 

Learning links

 

England

Citizenship, British Values, PSHE, Government & Politics


               
Northern Ireland 

Local & Global Citizenship

 

Scotland

National Modern Studies 4 and 5, Democracy in Scotland and the United Kingdom units


               
Wales

Global Citizenship, Personal and Social Education Framework

 

How to Apply

 

Apply for an outreach visit by completing our quick and easy application form. We reserve the right to prioritise certain requests to guarantee a proportionate geographic and demographic split of visitors.


 
For any other enquiries about our outreach visits, please contact [email protected].

 

 


 

Related Resources

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Comparing Voting Systems - whiteboard resource