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 http://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.
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 Steve.Arthur-Wallis@byc.org.uk. Alternatively, contact Leanne Field (Voice & Influence Team, Wiltshire Council) at Leanne.firstname.lastname@example.org