Every GCSE student in Bristol to visit City Hall to watch a debate

Many people have no idea what happens inside City Hall. Perhaps if we gave our children the opportunity to visit, watch a debate and even ask questions this would change.

Why the contribution is important

  • will improve engagement in local politics
  • will demystify the workings of City Hall
  • will make our children more responsible
  • will better involve children in the decision making process
  • will reduce voter apathy

by user427475 on November 22, 2013 at 07:10PM

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  • Posted by user536194 December 04, 2013 at 21:09

    I think this would really useful. I'm not a great fan of US education but they are required to fully understand local and national government. It may fit better in year 8 or 9. It would need to be supported bya few lessons before and after to provide a complete learning experience. Another option would be to move the council meeting to a school or sportscentre to ease the logistics.
  • Posted by user648072 January 18, 2014 at 11:00

    Nice idea but there's a risk that seeing what a council debate looks like would just put the kids of politics (and politicians) forever
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