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- To begin to understand how democracy works in the local area
- Democracy is not included in the statutory guidance however the DfE National Framework for Citizenship 2015 says schools should teach what democracy is and about the basic institutions that support it locally and nationally.
Pupils needing extra support: Could work in a group together and be given five of the cards from the Activity: Local Problems that need resolving or working through. cards so that there are fewer issues to To argue for and/or against an idea..
Pupils working at greater depth: When prioritising spending, challenge them to look at the relationship between different services, for example if libraries close then there could be an Something that leaves a lasting impression on you. on education, or if parks are not maintained there might be health problems.