Programmes in your community

The Senedd

By connecting young people of Wales with the work of the Assembly, we provide opportunities for children, pupils, students and young people involved with youth organisations (of all varieties),to learn about Welsh politics and debate issues that affect them through a variety of participatory and inclusive methods. We offer:

Outreach programmes in schools, colleges and universities

The Assembly’s education outreach service is run by experienced teachers who provide free presentations and workshops in schools and colleges across Wales. These include:

  • interactive presentations for 7-18 year olds
  • group work activities and the chance to debate recent topics discussed by Assembly Members
  • consultations where young people are given the chance to feed back to the Assembly on issues that affect them
  • teacher training
  • workshops tailored to meet the needs of your students
  • advice on the National Assembly’s Welsh Baccalaureate 2015 challenges

We would like to remind schools and colleges that that the conduct of students during outreach visits is their responsibility, and that a member of staff must be present at all times.

Meet the team:

  • North Wales (and Dwyfor Meirionnydd) – Ann Owen Williams
  • Mid and west Wales – Kate Gravell
  • South Wales west, central and east – Dilwyn Young Jones

Arrange a presentation or workshop at your school or college by calling 0300 200 6565 or emailing contact@assembly.wales.

For curriculum linked resources and useful information about the Assembly click
HERE.

 

(NEW!) School Council Ambassadors

Expand the engagement opportunities available to your school council by registering as a National Assembly School Council Ambassador,

You will receive:

  • A free workshop at your school, tailored to fit your timetable.
  • A chance for council members to decide what political issues are important to them as young people, and have their say on the Your Assembly blog.
  • Opportunities to contribute to Assembly inquiries, so that the voices of your pupils are heard in the Senedd.

To find out more, or book an introductory workshop, please call 0300 200 6565 or email contact@assembly.wales.

 

 

Youth Engagement sessions for youth organisations

1. ‘What is the National Assembly for Wales?’ workshop

Tailor made Youth Engagement workshops, suitable for youth groups can include discussions on:

  • What the Assembly is and how it is different from Welsh Government
  • How decisions made in the Assembly affect young people in Wales
  • How young people can get involved in decisions made by the Assembly
  • How the Assembly holds the Welsh Government to account
  • Who represents young people in the Assembly
  • Developing contacts and facilitating discussions with Assembly Members
  • How to contribute to www.yourassembly.org.

All workshops are free, available during weekdays, evenings or weekends, and can be delivered in either local communities across Wales, or in Assembly buildings located in Cardiff Bay or Colwyn Bay.

Follow up sessions can be arranged or a visit to Siambr Hywel and /or Senedd for a tour.

2. ‘Your Assembly Ambassador Scheme’ for young people

A 4 hour training session to educate young people about the work of the Assembly, to empower and enable them to go into their local communities to deliver workshops on the Assembly to other young people.

The training includes:

  • ‘What is the National Assembly for Wales?’ workshop
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Social Media and website information
  • Copies of all resources and Assembly staff support

3. Train the trainer – Professionals

A 3 hour training session to educate professionals who work with young people about the work of the Assembly, to empower and enable them to go into their local communities to deliver workshops on the Assembly to young people. This particular training can be offered as points towards Continuous Professional Development (CPD) as well.

The training includes:

  • ‘What is the National Assembly for Wales?’ workshop
  • The process of Devolution in Wales
  • Social Media and website information
  • Copies of all resources, monitoring information and Assembly staff support

All of this work is free, available during weekdays, evenings or weekends, and can be delivered in either local communities across Wales, or in Assembly buildings located in Cardiff Bay or Colwyn Bay.

To discuss this work please contact the Youth Engagement Officer, Kelly Harris on 0300 200 6283 or email
Kelly.harris@assembly.wales.

To book a session call 0300 200 6565 or email contact@assembly.wales.