Parliament Week - get involved

This year we’ve partnered up with UK Parliament Week 2018 , an annual festival that engages people throughout the UK with the work of Parliament. Take part by holding an event, explore what Parliament means to you and encourage your community to get involved in democracy

Sign up and receive a free kit, complete with resources to help you plan your event or activity by visiting the UK Parliament Week website. The sign up form takes about two minutes to fill in. 

Using the free resources, children and young people will have the chance to play the part of MPs by making a law and running a mock-election, while learning about the importance of the 1918 Representation of People Act which paved the way for women to vote. They can also participate in worship, saying the prayers used in the Houses of Commons and Lords every day at the start of business. 

Parliament week packs for schools, churches and other Christian groups contain:

  • A booklet with a wide range of activities for use at events, together with prayers and reflections from Christian parliamentary figures (see above).
  • A ballot box for mock elections,
  • Bunting,
  • Posters to help you promote events,
  • UK Parliament Week pin badges,
  • A UK Parliament Week placard for social media photos,
  • A ‘Votes for Women’ sash, to get participants in the Vote 100 spirit.