KS3/4 Citizenship – Engaging with Democracy

A look at pupil engagement in political ideas Young people are increasingly failing to vote and, it appears, are disenchanted with governments, but does that mean that they are uncaring or unpoliticised citizens?

Ullswater College teacher John Sander decides to explore the idea of campaigning to see just how engaged students might be if presented with political ideas that really engage with their lives. His lesson for a group of Year 10 pupils looks at campaigns around: voting at 16; participating in the UK Youth Parliament scheme; whale conservation; and sustainable tourism in the Lake District.

The programme also looks at how Ullswater College attempts to reflect democratic principles within the institution itself.

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