Bite the Ballot
Last week our Year 12 students took part in a campaign to raise political awareness as part of Parliament Week.
Sixth formers are worked with the Durham County Council’s electoral services team and the national charity Bite The Ballot (BTB) on a campaign which aims to get more young people to use their vote.
As part of the initiative all 80 of our Year 12 students took part in special assemblies with BTB’s Megan Patterson, during which they will learnt how to register to vote and hear some of the reasons it’s important that young people take part in the democratic process.
Sixth formers also used the sessions to interview their peers and the county council’s electoral services manager, David Collingwood, for the campaign video which will be launched in January.
Bite The Ballot is a non-political and not-for- profit charity which is working with the county council to increase the number of young people in the county registered to vote.
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