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Re: Make Your Mark- the UK’s largest youth consultation
Dear
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
pupils.
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
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