Votes for Schools
Votes for Schools is an online voting system created to give all young people a better knowledge of current affairs and get them voting! Students use tutor time to discuss and vote on issues and current affairs such as
'Are communities strengthened in a crisis?'
'Will increased awareness help end modern slavery?'
'Could we live without single-use plastic?'
'Would the suffragettes be happy with today’s Parliament?'
Votes for Schools has a team dedicated to creating downloadable lessons that tackle some of the biggest issues for children and young people today. We help young people make sense of the world.
After each lesson students vote, making their voice on the issue heard. Our voting platform enables your school to see how your students have voted compared to the national picture as well as broken down by age and gender giving you a real insight into what they think and feel about a range of diverse issues. Votes for Schools supports the teaching of SMSC, British values, Prevent, and Life Skills.
Votes for Schools works alongside influential bodies such as government departments, police, media, celebrities and charities who respond to the students showing them their voice is being heard. If you want to get in touch with Votes for Schools, their contact details are available on their website, votesforschools.com
The Current Topic of Discussion
The current topic is "Will cinemas disappear in your lifetime?".
A back catalogue of home information packs is available to download below.