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.
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.
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.
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 Creating Kirklees project from West Yorkshire Archive Service will make thousands of never-before-seen archives available for you to explore, thanks to a £40k award from The National Archives.
Could you organise an online event or safe activity in your local place during October 2020 that helps people to get involved in our local democracy Or do you have a story to share?
We’re excited to introduce our two pilot high schools for our new Democracy Friendly Schools programme.
We’re excited to be working with citizens and organisations in the Ashbrow ward of Huddersfield and the Fieldhead neighbourhood of Birstall. With the support of the New Citizenship Project, together we’re learning how we can best work together to make our local places even better.