Thank you to all the schools and young people who have been involved in Create the Debate 2012.
We have had over 12,500 views of the films about our top five issues, and over 60,000 people got involved with online debates, not to mention many schools across the UK who have been holding debates in the classroom.
We are delighted to announce that on Friday 23rd of November the UKYP, debating the same top five issues in the House of Commons chamber, chose Curriculum for Life as their campaign for the coming year. The results in full were:
Curriculum for Life: 154 votes
Equal Minimal Wage for all: 50 votes
Getting ready for work: 46 votes
Public Transport: 23 votes
Marriage for all: 22 votes
You can still download the Create the Debate resources to use to discuss either these five issues, or to get debating any local or national issues of interest to you. All exercises and information can be used with any topic of your choice.
For schools without internet access in the classroom, kick off your debate with these downloadable written introductions:
The Create the Debate pack has been produced by Parliament’s Education Service with help from the UK Youth Parliament and BBC Three’s Free Speech
The pack supports a range of lessons including Citizenship, Politics and Government and BTEC Public Services. The debating skills can also be used further across the curriculum to explore complex topics and differing opinions in lessons including History and English.