The General Election
The UK is holding a snap election on June 8th, 2017!Miss Robinson has put together a range of resources on Frog to help our students to understand the process, the parties and the policies as well as the arguments. She writes:
A General Election means you’ll be seeing lots of politicians on the television, social media, last minute campaigning, leaflets and maybe even a few a knocks on the door from local campaigners to discuss the election.
Brexit, the NHS, the environment, education, social care, defence, climate change, the economy, Donald Trump. Just a few of the issues facing the whole country whether you were born in the 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond.
What is the General Election and how does it work?
The General Election in 60 seconds – the link below will take you to a film created by the Houses of Parliament in collaboration with innovative storytellers Cognitive and is voiced by Rick Edwards from BBC Three’s Free Speech debate show.
The General Election in 60 seconds
A Voice for You.
Politics. A word you may not have used before, told you’re too young to understand or just never thought about. So, why does politics matter to you? Simply put, your voice matters. Those red and green seats in the Palaces of Westminster may seem like a million miles away, but you have more influence on the laws created there than you might think. No matter what age you are, when or where you were born, everyone deserves a chance to have their say. So let’s get informed. Whether it’s knowing more about the UK’s snap election on June 8th 2017, how the government works or how you can get involved in politics, the Frog site is the one for you.Link - https://frog.wcsc.org.uk/d8e1963b9a10cb986c98364ebf783eb6