More young people are disengaged with politics than ever before – only 60% of those under 27-years-old voted in the 2017 general election, compared to 80% above 27. However, holding government to account is vital to our democracy, to ensure that they are our representatives. With social media’s disinformation in the melting pot, that duty is harder to fulfil than ever before.
Taking place from Monday 22 to Friday 26 February, Political Awareness Week will provide a range of activities, events and presentations to get schools engaged in the issues of our time. Speakers include: Andy Street, West Midlands Metro Mayor; Sir Robert Whalley, former Director of Counter-Terrorism at the Home Office; and Barbara Krauthamer, Dean of the Graduate Institute, Massachusetts University.
To find out more about this student-organised virtual event and how you or your school can get involved, visit the Political Awareness Week website.
Image copyright: UK Parliament / Jessica Taylor.