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What can I do on the site?

Students can:

  • ‘Meet’ the councillors
  • Ask them questions
  • Find out what real councillors are like and what they do all day
  • Engage in live discussion about politics and your local area
  • Chat LIVE with councillors and ask them questions
  • Choose which councillor they think should be their Youth Champion by voting for the councillor they want to win
  • Enter a contest to win £20 in WHS vouchers
  • Find links to information about politics, on the web

Councillors can:

  • Engage with young people
  • Contribute to citizenship education
  • Hear what teachers and students have to say about the local authority and what they want
  • Become the council’s Youth Champion if they impress the students enough!

Teachers can:

  • Show their classes how local politics works
  • Download and use lesson plans and resources
  • Get support for teaching parts of the citizenship curriculum
  • Make citizenship lessons fun!

We hope everyone will find I’m a Councillor, Get me out of Here! useful, engaging, and enjoyable. Explore the site, check out the councillors’ profiles and the live chats. Don’t forget the links in the Library section… and have fun!