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Parliament Week 2016

The UK Youth Parliament House of Commons sitting is part of Parliament Week. It is a great opportunity for the young people in our community to find out more about parliamentary democracy and about getting involved and taking part.  The UK Youth Parliament is the only organisation that is allowed to sit in the House of Commons.  It is run by young people, for young people and provides opportunities for 11-18 year olds to use their voice in creative ways to bring about social change.

This week will allow our students  the opportunity focus on and to take part in the democratic process and for us to actively promote British Values.

As you are aware, Plumstead Manor School encourages respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes.  We promote an understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process and encourage respect for other people.

At the end of the week tutors will receive ballot papers to be given to students for voting at the end of September.

The Ballot paper asks young people to place a cross next to ONE issue they would wish to vote for to be campaigned by the Youth Parliament.

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Votes at 16

A curriculum to prepare us for life

First Aid education for all young people

Mental Health

Transport

Stop cuts that affect the NHS

Body Image

Fund our youth services, don't cut them

Raising awareness of sexual harassment in schools

Tackling racism and religious discrimination, particularly again people who are Muslim or Jewish

In the run-up to voitng each tutor group will take time in discuss in the above issues to enable students to make informed choices when voting.