A POLITICAL LITERACY PROGRAMME FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS
LENGTH: 6 HOURS
Understanding Power is our political literacy programme, providing pupils with an introduction to politics as well as the tools they need to be active in the school community and beyond. Six hour-long workshops are designed to fit into existing Citizenship, PSHE, or Critical Thinking lessons or be delivered as a one-off drop down day, helping schools to meeting there British Values, SMSC and Prevent requirements.
These workshops provide knowledge about the basics of the British political system and give students an introduction to rights, values and issues. During the sessions, students will register to vote, contact their local politicians and map different ways that they can participate in politics. The programme has been co-designed with politicians, academics, lawyers, campaigners and teachers to ensure that it covers age appropriate topics articulated in a clear and engaging way.
ASking Powerful Questions
A STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOP FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS
LENGTH: 90/120 MINUTES
Meeting decision-makers can be intimidating. They can come across as self-assured, savvy and never lost for words, totally at home fielding questions with confident responses. It can take a lot of courage to put your hand up and engage, even when you really want to ask a question.
This workshop helps young people to learn some of the tricks of the trade so they have the confidence to initiate and get the most out of conversations with decision-makers. By encouraging participants to think about who to approach, what to discuss and how to persuade, it ensures young people are ready to make the most out of every opportunity.
Making an audience
A PARTICIPATION WORKSHOP FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS
LENGTH: 90/120 MINUTES
There is no longer one pathway to engage in politics and it can often be hard to work out the best way to have an impact. Do you join a political party, engage in online activism or lobby decision-makers? How do you get the support you need to skill up and work with like-minded people? This workshop takes students through the main ways that that you can use your voice in 2017 and explores the benefits and limitations of each approach.