This gives you access to a resource from the Scottish Youth Parliament. It is aimed at Pupil Councils but adapts well to getting young people interested and involved in decision-making in lots of different environments and situations, including as part of PSYV.
On completion PSYV's will be able:
To participate in decision making
To raise awareness of the Scottish Youth Parliament
To highlight ways to get involved in decision-making in a number of different bodies
Group room or classroom
4 to 8 x 30 minute blocks.
Activity 1: Starter
Start by listing all the ways YV's can think of where they have had an opportunity to get involved in decision making, such as:
Scottish Youth Parliament
As of they know about wider opportunities, at what age they can vote in different elections and how they feel about getting involved.
Activity 2: Interactives
Now try some of the activities from the resource pack. You could start with the 'Dramatic Scene', 'Hopes and Fears' or 'Fact or Fiction'.
Activity 3: Present Your Issues
Splitting into smaller groups of 3 or 4, try presenting your issues by agreeing three issues to work on such as:
one about PSYV,
one about volunteering
one about something in the local community that matters to young people
one about Scotland.
Activity 4: Roles & Campaigning
You can now move onto some of the other activities that go deeper into roles of office bearers and campaigning.
Activity 5: SYP Campaigns
You can explore some of the SYP campaigns or think about some of the issues where Police Scotland needs the views of members and can involve PSYV in decision-making.
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