We’ve created everyday democracy resources for schools in Kirklees to make sure that our young citizens can have a voice in the things that affect their everyday lives.
Kirklees Youth Council made this video to share some of the great things they have been doing in 2020, the first year of our Democracy Friendly Schools programme.
Got a great idea for making your local place even better? Want to connect with others who can help make it happen and raise funds to get your idea off the ground? Come along to one of our drop-in sessions in March to find out how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign.
Do you feel able to make your local place better? Please come to our online workshops to share your experiences, listen to other people’s stories and make new connections. Together we’ll improve our understanding of how we can measure people’s confidence in their own ability to change things in our local places – to have influence as active citizens.
In our final activity for Local Democracy Week 2020, we talked with young people aged 15 to 17 about life during lockdown and beyond, about things they’d like to change in their local place, getting to know our councillors and planning social action.
We’re offering a safe and flexible one hour session that will help children and young people to learn what local councillors do, share how they feel about life in their local place right now, and explore opportunities to work together with councillors on community projects.
Our thanks to the staff and pupils of Hillside Primary School and to the Newsome ward councillors, who were the first to try out our new style “Meet your councillors” session in October as part of Local Democracy Week 2020.
We were really pleased to be able to work with the NCS leaders at Huddersfield Giants Community Trust to help 35 young people learn about, and get involved in, local democracy.
The Huddersfield Town Foundation supported young people to try out one of our Everyday democracy activities as part of this Summer’s NCS Keep Doing Good programme.
The Holme Valley Sharing Memories Group in Holmfirth have run a successful Growing Great Places crowdfunding campaign to bring people together at a time when social contact has never been so important.