Highland Schools invited to participate in #OurDemocracy campaign
Highland secondary schools are being given the opportunity to get involved in the Welcome to Your Vote Week #OurDemocracy campaign which launches in January.
The national campaign, organised by the Electoral Commission, will run from 30 January to 5 February and will highlight the range of ways young people can get involved and make their voices heard.
Two Highland schools already signed up to take part are Tain Royal Academy and Kingussie High School.
As well as receiving resources including lesson plans, interactive activities, a presentation for use at assemblies, posters and social media resources, participating schools have a chance to win £500 worth of school resources.
All resources are designed to help young people feel confident to get involved with democracy and to head to the polling station.
Bill Gillies, the Electoral Registration Officer for Highland and Western Isles, said: “I hope as many Highland schools, as well as colleges and youth groups take up this opportunity to get involved. Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament will be out and about throughout the week of the campaign, so now is the time for schools to sign up and receive their Welcome To Your Vote Week resources.”
The Highland Council has contacted all secondary schools to pass on information on how they can get involved and Head Teachers and teachers can also register via this link –