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Information & Activities for Young People
Get involved! You'd be amazed at how much of your everyday life is affected by politics.
That's why its important to learn about how democracy works, what your councillors do and why you should vote. This page will show you where to find out more about politics and how to get involved with activities relevant to your age group. You will also find information to help teachers guide students through the activities by following these links.
- Demgames (12-14 years)
- Headsup (under 19 years)
- Local Democracy Week
- UK Youth Parliament (11 - 18 years)
- British Youth Council (under 26 years)
- Do Politics
Perhaps you'd like to experience the highs and lows of being a local councillor or maybe shopping is more your thing? At Demgames you can experience running a campaign or spending millions on whatever you see fit! Demgames feature a number of games and activities for young people at Key Stage 3 level, and also provides notes and materials for teachers. Visit the Demgames website to start playing now.
Just because you are under 18 doesn't mean you can't have your say. Not only does HeadsUp give you a forum to debate the hot topics of the day, it also provides loads of background information on each issue so you can get clued up before you decide where you stand. What's more, politicians also use HeadsUp to consult with young people, so by joining the debate you really could make a difference. Visit the Headsup website to get involved now.
If you would like to get involved in democracy in Nottingham then look out for Local Democracy Week each winter. You can see what activities took place during last years event by visiting the Local Democracy Week page, or find out more about the nationwide campaign at the Local Democracy Week website.
The UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) enables young people to use their energy and passion to change the world for the better. Run by young people for young people, UKYP provides opportunities for 11-18-year-olds to use their voice in creative ways to bring about social change.
Like the British Youth Council, the UK Youth Parliament lobbies with politicians and other key decision makers to ensure that the ideas and concerns of young people in Britain are heard. Visit the UK Youth Parliament website for more information.
The British Youth Council (BYC) is led by young people, for young people, aged 26 and under, across the UK. The BYC works with its community of member organisations and network of Local Youth Councils, to empower all young people, wherever you're from, to have a say and be heard.
Their fresh take on training and volunteering and lively campaigns - both local and global - inspire young people to have a positive impact and make their voices count.
Like the UK Youth Parliament, the British Youth Council lobbies with politicians and other key decision makers to ensure that the ideas and concerns of young people in Britain are heard. Visit the British Youth Council website for more information.
If you would like to find out more about how democracy and politics in this country affects you then visit Do Politics ,an Electoral Commission website dedicated to providing useful information for people of all ages.
For further information please contact Electoral Services on 0115 87641118 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.