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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 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.field@wiltshire.gov.uk

More about Voice and Influence in Wiltshire here

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