• HANDSWORTH ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS

    Educational Activities

  • HANDSWORTH ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS

    Educational Activities

  • HANDSWORTH ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS

    Educational Activities

Young People's Parliament
Young People's Parliament

Young People's Parliament

Aiming to increase young people's understanding and awareness of political processes and encourage active involvement in their schools and communities

Back in 2011 we began our collaboration with Birmingham City University (BCU) to help local students learn more about democracy and citizenship.  Ten years on, lockdown notwithstanding, we are still providing young people with the opportunity to develop leadership and creative skills, and to learn how big decisions are made.  Young people are elected to the YPP by their school.  They  are responsible for organising socially impactful activities, they are welcomed into the University community and they experience talks by academic staff and local MPs. 

Every half term we meet at BCU and Birmingham Council House and we have visited Westminster for a tour of the Houses of Parliament.  It’s inspiring for us to see what the children achieve each year and the excitement that builds throughout the project. 

Recently a group of primary school children focused on homelessness, building themselves shelters to build awareness about the causes of homelessness and the difficulties of living on the streets. 

We invite all our school partners to participate in the Young People's Parliament. We will modify the programme for the pandemic to ensure we remain within the latest guidelines.  If you would like further information on how YPP works in general,  please see the links below. 

If you are a student interested in finding out more, click here

If you are a school interested in joining the 20 local schools who already participate, please click here to find out how the process works.

Our Funding Partners

Handsworth Association of Schools thanks our generous funding partners

hm gov community fund
lottery funded
Police Crime Commission
Reduce Violence
Ernest Cook
Aviva
NHS University Hospital Birmingham
near neighbours
Hear tof England Building Society
Birmingham City Council
Sandwell and Birmingham Hospital Trusts