The Lab at the MAC, Exchange Street West
27th March: 2.00pm – 4.00pm (doors 1.30pm)
Exploring political engagement among young people.
Are young people fed up with local politics? Are they interested in campaigning for change? This interactive event will discuss young people’s ‘political’ engagement within and outside our schools with the big issues of our time and will include workshops to discuss the role that integrated education can play in this process.
There is a common perception that young people are apathetic about politics (with a small ‘p’ as well as a big ‘P’). Is this actually a true reflection of what young people think about politics? If so, how can we increase their engagement with political debates and broader societal issues? And is there a place for this in our schools?
This event aims to consider and share best practice in encouraging young people’s political engagement. We will also discuss how the engagement with political and societal issues is encouraged in our schools as well as the role integrated education can play in this process.
The event is aimed at young people, teachers, and those working with young people in local communities or in education.
Light refreshments will be provided.