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18 November, 2013

Newsletter: Democracy's in turmoil, just in time for Parliament Week

What perfect timing! This year, Parliament Week (15-21 November) lands bang in the middle of a national debate about our democratic system: Russell Brand dismisses it; Jeremy Paxman grudgingly accepts it; lots of people are unhappy with it.

What do young people think? Through citizenship teaching, schools play an important role in preparing young people for political engagement. Join the national debate. Visit the Parliament Week website for school activity ideas.

Satisfy your students' hunger for knowledge of Parliament and democracy

Our Young Citizen's Passport guide to the law has a whole chapter dedicated to law and government.

Free slides for school leaders

Download our free set of slides, Why Citizenship Education in Schools?, when you register your interest in hearing how we can help your school.

Russell Brand is saying ‘vote for me, vote for nothing in particular,' says Andy Thornton

But, says the Citizenship Foundation CEO, at least that might result in young people ‘demanding the return of that hard-fought "something"'.

Forget the politicians: it's school leaders that can shape citizenship learning

Ofsted calls for more support for citizenship yet the Government weaken theirs. It's time for school leaders to step up to the mark.

Lend Lease develops young people's interest in regeneration

Volunteers from the global property developer spent a day with school students in London's Elephant & Castle.

PR heavyweight Martin Bostock is Citizenship Foundation's new Chair

The co-founder of Nelson Bostock Group and Chairman of the PRCA PR Council took the reins as Chair of Trustees in October.

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