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Democracy Ambassadors

Being an informed and active citizen is empowering and can benefit our whole society.

The more people who participate in our democracy, the fairer and more equal it will be. 

Overview

Democracy Ambassadors Activity Pack

Containing nearly 20 activities to use with groups of young people in school, youth clubs, social action projects, youth councils, and on NCS programmes, the Democracy Ambassadors Activity Pack is a pick-and-mix goody bag of training activities each lasting between 10 and 40 minutes, and covering topics such as:

  • The importance of voting
  • How laws are made
  • Making choices about local government spending
  • How to access e-petitions
  • What is democracy
  • How to contact your local MP
  • The history of democracy
  • The importance of making your own political decisions

And more…

Peer to Peer Sharing Pack

A companion pack to the Democracy Ambassadors Activity Pack, this resource gives young people tips and examples of how they might share their learning with their peers through different media and styles. It also contains advice about how to make the most of social media, and how to stay safe online.

What inspired these resources?

Between April 2018 and March 2019 we worked with youth leaders to recruit 1,000 Democracy Ambassadors. We wanted young people to better understand our democracy and how they can influence change. This was funded by the Cabinet Office as part of the Government’s Suffrage Centenary Fund. The Ambassadors were challenged to share their learning and insight with other young people across England, creating a step change in youth participation.

“The Democracy Ambassadors’ programme is a great way to educate young people in a way that is accessible to them.” 

Georgina and Natalie, Democracy Ambassadors from Woking Youth Council

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