UK Parliament Week 2019 to be celebrated by Huxlow Science College.
Huxlow Science College will be carrying out activities to mark UK Parliament Week and ‘have our say’ on the issues that matter most. Year 7 students will be taking part in a debate and a vote. Their vote will be taken forward to Parliament for discussion by a group of Year 12 students.
UK Parliament Week is a UK-wide festival taking place from 2-8 November, which aims to engage people, especially young people, from different backgrounds and communities, with the UK Parliament and empower them to get involved. This is a great opportunity to be part of a thriving democracy, ask questions, think critically and engage with the UK Parliament. Schools, museums, libraries, faith communities and youth organisations representing every constituency across the United Kingdom have already signed up to be part of the conversation.
Huxlow Science College said: “We are excited to join communities across the country getting involved in UK Parliament Week 2019 and getting our students involved in playing a vital role in their democracy. In 2018, UK Parliament Week reached almost 1 million people, with more than 8,100 activities. This year’s UK Parliament Week festival is expected to be the largest ever.
David Clark, Head of Education and Engagement at UK Parliament, said: “We are delighted Huxlow Science College has taken the opportunity to participate in this year’s UK Parliament Week and inspire their members to get involved in their democracy. “There are many exciting activities happening across the country as part of this year’s UK Parliament Week, with schools, workplaces and community groups using the week to have their say on the issues they care about most. This year’s UK Parliament Week will be the largest ever and we can’t wait to see all the fantastic activities that will be taking place.”
1. UK Parliament Week is an annual festival organised by the UK Parliament Education and Engagement Team, a service of the House of Commons and House of Lords which seeks to inform and educate all citizens about the work and role of the UK Parliament. Find out more about UK Parliament Week.
2. This is UK Parliament Week’s ninth year. It began in 2011 and has grown year on year.