The Hansard Society's Citizenship Education Programme is facilitating mock elections in schools throughout the UK to coincide with the European elections on 4th June. The election provides a perfect opportunity for schools to explore issues surrounding democracy and justice at a European level. Teachers can get hold of everything they need to run a mock election by visiting the Y Vote website and by registering they receive additional resources and support, all for free.
In a mock election pupils can stand as a candidate from one of the existing political parties or they can create their own. Manifestos are drawn up, speeches made and ballots counted - everything you'd expect from a real election. Each school will submit their results and the overall result for each constituency will be announced on 15th June.
The Y Vote mock elections project is supported by the Electoral Commission whose aim is to promote integrity and public confidence in the democratic process.
For more information, contact Adam Wilkinson at email@example.com or on 020 7438 1221.