Young people take part in a conference at the National Assembly for Wales. They debate youth participation in politics, voice their opinion about why young people are not engaged and discuss ways in which the National Assembly for Wales could address this. The youngest Assembly Member talks about the importance of young people participating in democracy.
Students could discuss the importance of participating in democratic elections. They could explore ways for young people to participate in decision-making, both locally, nationally and internationally. Students could mind-map ways they can have their voice heard in school, for example in class councils, Eco-School committees, school nutrition action groups (SNAGs) and with the Governing Body as associate student governors. The class could then take part in a debate on lowering the voting age to 16.