Mel Stride MP is urging schools and other local organisations to get involved with UK Parliament Week which is taking place between 1st and 7th November. The annual festival, now in its 10th year, engages people from across the country with their Parliament, explores what it means to them and empowers them to get involved. Last year, more than 1.2 million people took part.
“It’s vital that we all participate in our democracy. Every time we talk about issues that are important to us and seek to make positive changes, we are strengthening our society. At the heart of this is instilling an interest in politics at an early age and I hope UK Parliament week will inspire schools and other organisations to have those conversations.”
Those who sign up for UK Parliament Week will be sent a free kit packed with resources, including a booklet, bunting, a ballot box, a poster, stickers and more, which can be tailored for different organisations. The festival is 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. For more information visit www.ukparliamentweek.org.