This gives you access to a resource from the Scottish Youth Parliament. It is aimed at Pupil Councils but adapts well to getting young people interested and involved in decision-making in lots of different environments and situations, including as part of VPC
On completion cadets will be able:
To participate in decision making
To raise awareness of the Scottish Youth Parliament
To highlight ways to get involved in decision-making in a number of different bodies
Group room or classroom
4 to 8 x 30 minute blocks.
Activity 1: Starter
Start by listing all the ways YV's can think of where they have had an opportunity to get involved in decision making, such as:
As of they know about wider opportunities, at what age they can vote in different elections and how they feel about getting involved.
Activity 2: Interactives
Now try some of the activities from the resource pack. You could start with the 'Dramatic Scene', 'Hopes and Fears' or 'Fact or Fiction'.
Activity 3: Present Your Issues
Splitting into smaller groups of 3 or 4, try presenting your issues by agreeing three issues to work on such as:
one about VPC,
one about volunteering
one about something in the local community that matters to young people
one about England, Wales or Northern Ireland.
Activity 4: Roles & Campaigning
You can now move onto some of the other activities that go deeper into roles of office bearers and campaigning.