What is Make Your Mark?
Make Your Mark is the largest consultation of young people in the UK. It’s aim is to identify the top concerns of our young people to:
- Inform the UK Youth Parliament national manifesto campaign, which in recent years has included campaigns on mental health and improvements of mental health services, as well as Sex and Relationship Education and a Curriculum for Life.
- To inform the Hammersmith and Fulham’s Youth Council manifesto and extended engagement and consultation with young people in the borough, on the issues that matter most to them.
- Help schools and youth projects to identify the top issues of concern for their students/young people, to inform projects, initiatives etc.
There are 2 votes on the ballot paper this year (1 vote on UK/Devolved topics and 1 on Local topics). Young people literally choose 1 of 10 options for the both votes, it’s as simple as that!
Usually we have paper (and exceed 4000 votes), but, given the current situation, we wanted to offer as many flexible options as possible for you to support the young people you know and work with to vote on the issues that matter most to them! So do use whatever option/or range of options that will work best for you at this time!
Options and Resources for Voting
Make Your Mark explainer video including the topics. This has been added to a youtube playlist, along with a BSL interpreted video and subtitled versions of the ten videos which are presented by the young people who suggested each topic: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLT6IPYyVXYWa5Y1et9_WhFtVOxl8iN3uB
A tally sheet to capture votes – Click here. If there are any opportunities to show the video in assemblies, form or other sessions then this is the easiest option. Young people can watch the video and hand vote for their issues. Votes can be collated on the tally sheet. Please send completed tally sheets to Brenda.Whinnett@lbhf.gov.uk by 27th November 2020. Happy to accept a photo or whatever works for you!
Online voting- young people can vote individually online- if you are not seeing young people/students in person. Are there any options for this to be sent out to them? Online voting runs until 1st December. Here is the link: https://www.ukparliamentweek.org/en/make-your-mark