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Welcome to the teachers area on I’m a Councillor, Get me out of Here! There’s information here both for teachers who are taking part in the event and those who aren’t.

Read our FAQs for teachers who are taking part in the event

Help yourself (FREE!) to all the teaching resources

Or feel free to look around the site!

If you want to book a live chat, or are unable to find what you’re looking for, and need some help, please feel free to email us at admin@bigvote.org.uk or telephone on 01225 869413.

What is I’m a Councillor?

I’m a Councillor, the event, is designed to help you teach your students about democracy (especially local democracy) and how it works. It brings politics to life and gets them actually taking part.

“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.”

Students can:

  • ASK questions
  • CHAT to councillors
  • Then VOTE for the one they want to be the council’s Youth Champion

As one teacher told us in a previous event, “They thought democracy was going to be ‘dead boring’, but as soon as we started your programme, they absolutely loved it.”