Member for the Day

member-for-the-dayActivity timetable

Welcome room

Welcome and video from the Presiding Officer

Creativity room

Activity describing the role of an Assembly Member. Learners will recreate a day in the life of a Member by playing a variety of character/situation/ roles and problem solving.

Debating Chamber

Debating Chamber: Interactive quiz or an opportunity to contribute to the work of the Assembly/Youth Parliament*. An opportunity to recreate an Assembly Plenary meeting and discuss a controversial topic by giving their views and opinion. (*to start in 2018)

Senedd

A tour of one of Wales’s most recognised buildings and an opportunity to ask questions to Assembly Members.

 

Curriculum

Aims

Introduce, explore and discuss the work of Assembly Members. We want to give children and young people the confidence to become informed citizens who have the knowledge and skills to play an active part in shaping the Wales they want.

Objectives

Find out how decisions are made in Wales

Recognise that children and young people can get involved in making decisions, and reviewing any actions that might affect them.

To develop the learners’ political ‘literacy’ that enables them to make effective decisions and judgements in the world of political and legal systems.

Learn about the Youth Parliament for Wales (coming in 2018)

National Literacy and Numeracy Framework

Literacy and Communication Skills

Oracy, Reading, Writing

Learners will be able to:

-express issues and ideas clearly

-speak clearly, using formal language, varying expression, tone and volume, to keep listeners interested

-explore challenging or contentious issues through sustained role play

Outcomes

Children will be able to:

-Identify their five Assembly Members

-Understand the role of an Assembly Member and what makes a good representative/ leader

-Understand the role the Assembly plays in their daily lives and their role as active citizens in their communities

-Use appropriate language to discuss ideas, hold a constructive and effective debate through the use of suitable expressive language.

– Understand the importance of democratic decision-making and why people vote