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Create a Local Council Budget

How would your class spend a local council budget?

Overview

Students critically consider the needs of a fictitious town and how to spend it’s £250 million budget wisely. Working in teams, students evaluate the local needs and priorities of the town and then pitch their budget proposal to local residents. Afterwards, the local councillors cast votes for which budget allocation best supports the needs of the local community.

By the end of these activities’ students will be able to: 

  • Consider some of the competing demands on local council budgets;
  • Present their ideas on how a council budget should be spent, reflecting on the different needs of the community.

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Create a Local Council Budget

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