Democracy sessions for schools

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Explore democracy and local decision making

We can run a number of events in schools and youth groups located within the borough to raise awareness about democracy and local decision making.

We have created sessions which we can deliver in local primary and secondary schools.

If there is something specific you wanted us to come and speak about, please get in touch and we will see if we can help.

Our sessions

School council visit to the council chamber

Pupils will be able to visit the council offices in Time Square and hold their school council meeting in our council chamber, where decisions are made by local councillors. They will have a tour of our democratic facilities and have a chance to meet the Mayor and learn more about democracy.

This session is designed for primary and secondary schools.

Local democracy games

Pupils will learn the difference between an MP and a local councillor and consider what qualities they should consider in an election candidate. There will also be an opportunity to ask local councillors some questions and take part in a mock ballot.

This session is designed for primary schools.

Question and answer sessions with councillors

To give students and children the opportunity to meet local councillors and ask their own questions.

This session is designed for primary and secondary schools.

Meet the Mayor

The Mayor of the Borough of Bracknell Forest can visit your school to present an assembly on democracy and the role of local councillors and the Mayor.

This session is designed for primary and secondary schools.

Fairness and women's suffrage

Children will take part in a fact or fiction quiz themed around voting and women's rights. We will use this opportunity to explore what it might be like if you cannot vote. We will talk about the suffrage movement and why voting is important.

Children will then work in groups to sort statements into whether they think something is fair or unfair and we will discuss whether they needed to compromise to come to a consensus. At the end there will be an opportunity to have a photograph with the councillors.

This session is designed for primary schools.

How to book a session

To get involved, please contact the Electoral Services Team by: