GB gets involved in UK Parliament Week


UK Parliament Week (UKPW) is an annual event which spreads the word about what Parliament is and what it does. People of all ages can get involved and here's a free resource kit available each year to help GB leaders share more about Parliament with their young people and encourage them to get involved in making an impact on issues they care about.

Lots of groups got involved in the activities this year and 2nd Barnsley got in touch to let us know how they spent their UKPW evening.

They began by exploring who some of our government leaders are and how Parliament all works. They even researched who their local MPs are.

The resource included some great games this year and 2nd Barnsley enjoyed getting stuck into those. They played a listen and respond game which uses actions to respond to statements, Big Ben bingo and a board game called The Ayes Have It which has been created especially for UKPW.

Team Leader Ruth says, ‘It was a great evening learning more about the monarchy, House of Lords and the House of Commons. We even watched the King opening parliament from the day before. We ended with our own vote about what the girls think about the uniform changes.’

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