Local schools learn about local politics

Tour of our recycling facilities for Local Democracy Week 2015

Posted on: 29 September 2016

Local schools will be learning about local politics as part of Local Democracy Week next month.

North Devon Council has arranged a variety of events and activities from Monday 10 October, so that pupils and students can come along and find out what goes on behind the scenes at their district council. The week also aims to raise awareness of the power young people will have in the future to shape their communities through local politics.

As part of the week there will be:

• a tour of council offices, including our recycling facility
• ‘Question Time’ giving pupils the opportunity to quiz councillors and representatives from businesses and organisations including the NHS and Police

Political speed dating, which is a regular favourite, is also planned for November. This event gives students four minutes to quiz each councillor on a subject of their choice.

Leader of North Devon Council, Councillor Des Brailey, said: “Local Democracy Week is part of the council’s commitment to engage with and support young people. It’s a great event and opportunity for us to get out there and find out what’s important to them. The events are enjoyed by all involved and I’m glad we can be part of it.”

Pupils from Lampard Community School, Orchard Vale Community School, Taw Valley Federation, Pilton Community College, Braunton Academy and West Buckland School are taking part in this year’s events.

If your school is interested in joining next year’s Local Democracy Week events, contact the council on 01271 388250 or email memberservices@northdevon.gov.uk

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