template letter for schools/colleges

Re: Make Your Mark- the UK’s largest youth consultation
Last year over 875,000 pupils took part in a national ballot, Make your Mark.
This is the UK Youth Parliament’s annual ballot of 11-18 year olds. This year, the hope
is to surpass the 1 million mark. I’m writing to encourage your school/college to
register, by 17th July, and take part in the consultation (which runs from 12th August
until 9th October 2015). Register online www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk/makeyourmark/
Since 2000, the UK Youth Parliament, has provided a voice for young people to be
involved in decision making. Make Your Mark gives young people aged 11-18 the
chance to decide what Members of Youth Parliament should debate and vote on during
their sitting in the House of Commons this November (subject to a vote by MPs in the
new Parliament).
To support schools/college’s participation, we have prepared resources and lesson plans
(directly linking to the Citizenship and PSHE curricula). We are also offering to send
printed ballot papers by mid-September, for use in assemblies, lessons or Tutor groups,
and make more accessible ways of voting available too eg. Tally Sheets
It is envisaged that the school/college with the highest percentage turnout
will win 5 tickets to the viewing gallery of the UKYP House of Commons to
see the debate in action. Subsidized travel and a tour of Parliament, will also be offered.
This is a great opportunity for School Councils to take part in gathering the views of
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Brendan McGowan, Make
Your Make Coordinator, [email protected] or m.07852 190 880.
Yours sincerely