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Make Your Mark- the UK's largest youth consultation

Friday 8th June 2018

During 2017 over 950,000 pupils took part in a national ballot, Make your Mark. This is the UK Youth Parliament’s annual ballot of 11-18-year old’s, and this year the hope is to surpass the 1 million mark. In Wiltshire schools and colleges over 7,000 votes were cast; and this year we want to increase engagement.

We are encouraging your school/college to register by 20th July, and take part in the consultation (which runs from 22nd August until 10th October 2018). Find out more here and register online at

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.

To support school/college participation:

  • Resources and lesson plans have been prepared (directly linking to the Citizenship and PSHE curricula).
  • 500,000 printed ballots are being offered for free for use in assemblies, lessons or tutor groups
  • Alternative and accessible voting methods will also be available e.g. Tally Sheets, Widget version and a BSL video

If you have any questions please contact Steve Arthur-Wallis, Youth Democracy Coordinator for the South West at the British Youth Council Alternatively, contact Leanne Field (Voice & Influence Team, Wiltshire Council) at

More about Voice and Influence in Wiltshire here

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