You Decide

Introduction 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. Outcomes 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 Location Group room or classroom Duration 4 to 8 x 30 minute blocks. Resources 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: Pupil Council PSYV 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. Follow Up Aye Naw Mibbe: political literacy Democracy Day dives into everything about the Scottish Parliament Poverty: See It Change It was developed in support of the national POVERTY campaign. Campaigning teaches participants how to plan an effective campaign from start to finish. Review Once you have delivered this session, complete this review. #AllTopics #Nonaccredited