Democratic Life skipped trick or treating this week in favour of attending the Hansard Society’s Question Time event for young people, part of Parliament Week. Chaired by Channel 4′s Krishnan Guru-Murthy, the panel featured Chris Bryant MP (Labour), Sam Gyimah MP (Conservative), Caroline Lucas MP (Green) and Jo Swinson MP (Liberal Democrat). More than 200 [...]…Continue reading 'Parliament Week: Young People’s Question Time'
The first annual Parliament Week is launching on 31 October 2011 and running through 6 November. This is an exciting opportunity for teachers and young people to explore the work and role of Parliament and, through the theme of ‘Stories of Democracy’, to see how decisions made in Westminster have an impact on everyone’s lives. [...]…Continue reading 'Celebrate Parliament Week (31/10 – 6/11) with FREE resources and events'
Danny Bartlett’s campaign for political education seems to have struck a chord: on Tuesday he will speak on the main stage at the Conservative Party Conference. Danny, who set up Hands Up Who’s Bored because he found politics boring, will discuss his support for citizenship education as well as how to engage apathetic young people [...]…Continue reading '‘Hands Up Who’s Bored’ at the Conservative Party Conference'
The UK’s first ever Parliament Week takes place between 31 October and 6 November 2011. The week comprises a programme of activities exploring how and why the Houses of Parliament matter to everyone. At Democratic Life we think this is a great opportunity to show your MP a citizenship class in action. The theme for Parliament [...]…Continue reading 'Parliament Week'
The International Centre for Education for Democratic Citizenship’s conference, ‘Citizenship, Society and Social Justice: new agendas?’, is taking place on Friday, 1 July at Birkbeck, University of London. Democratic Life is a proud supporter of the conference, which will explore the many possible relationships between citizenship and education, including formal citizenship education. Through its plenary [...]…Continue reading '‘Citizenship, Society and Social Justice: new agendas?’ Conference: 1 July'
Democratic Life will be hosting a drinks reception in the House of Commons on Wednesday, 12 January 2011. Distinguished speakers from both educational and political backgrounds will highlight citizenship education’s unique position in England’s National Curriculum (as the only subject that teaches young people about our political system and how they can get involved in [...]…Continue reading 'The future of citizenship education: transforming our schools, strengthening our democracy'