Case study: Ysgol Morgan Llwyd
The Citizen Foundation
Element 2, Key issue 1
Element 3, Key issue 1
Key Skills opportunities
Communication C3.2; C3.3
Participation in the Citizen Foundation competition.This entails organising a 'House of Commons' debate on a contemporary issue.
·Research the structure of a 'Commons' debate.
·Select a debate topic. This year's topic: the pros and cons of ASBOs. This arose directly out of a classroom discussion where most of the students expressed fear for their safety when walking the streets of Wrexham in the evenings.
·Research by students on ASBOs. [Opportunity for C3.2; C3.3.]
·Students arranged into Government and Opposition.
·Debate held in School Theatre, arranged like the 'Commons'. [Preparation for this provided an opportunity for C3.1a.]
·Professional film company hired to film the debate 20 min (for evidence).
Local MP / AM offices
National Assembly for Wales
House of Commons, Westminster