National Democracy Week 2018 - Get Involved!

The first ever National Democracy Week takes place 2-8 July and there's plenty of opportunities for schools to get involved and help celebrate democracy in society.

The first ever National Democracy Week takes place next month (2-8 July). The event is a week-long celebration of democracy in society, and includes talks and activities taking place across the UK.

National Democracy Week is being held on the first week of July as this marks the 90th anniversary of the 1928 Equal Franchise Act which gave women the same voting rights as men.

The week aims to encourage more people to get involved in our democracy and increase participation across the UK. There is a particular focus this year on under-registered groups, including young people, BAME people and people with a learning or physical disability/difficulty.

Everyone is being encouraged to get involved and the week offers a great opportunity for schools to take part and help increase understanding amongst young people of the importance of democracy and participation.

The Cabinet Office has published a handy Partners Guide which offers some ideas for activities and events you can hold during the week. You can find the guide here.

If you are already participating in the week or decide to take part, we would love to hear what you’re planning. To let us know, or for any additional information about the week, please contact Duncan.mcknight@bradford.gov.uk

If your school has social media accounts, why not share some pictures and updates with us over the course of the week at facebook.com/bradfordmdc or on Twitter @bradfordmdc and we will share them.

For more information about National Democracy Week, visit www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-democracy-week-partner-pack


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Published: 15/06/2018
Audience: All teachers
Contact: Duncan McKnight

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