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The Big Legal Lesson 2024 (ages 5-11)

Join the UK’s biggest legal education campaign from 11th – 22nd March 2024.

Overview

The law affects every aspect of our lives, but children and young people rarely learn about it in the classroom. We want to empower teachers to start a conversation about the law in schools.

Running from 11th – 22nd March 2024, #TheBigLegalLesson provides the tools you need to confidently introduce the law into your classroom.

What’s in the resource packs?

The Big Legal Lesson is a starting point for pupils to develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to navigate an increasingly complex world. Pupils explore questions such as:

  • What is the law and how does it affect my daily life?
  • Who has the power to make and change the law? How do recent changes to the law affect me?
  • What new laws would I like to see and how can I make my voice heard by those in power?

Share the good news!

Taking part in The Big Legal Lesson 2024? Use our communications toolkit! It contains templates to help you create social media posts, a letter to your MP and a news article for your website.

Send us your photos, ideas and feedback via social media @YoungCitizensUK using the hashtag #TheBigLegalLesson.

“I had positive feedback from every class due to the active nature of the activities, and the children thoroughly enjoyed learning about their rights and responsibilities.”

Primary School Teacher, The Big Legal Lesson 2023

Looking for the secondary and further education resources? Access the resource pack for ages 11-18+ here.

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