Lights, Camera, Parliament!

By Rachel Hayward | 16 September 2010
Showing a teenage boy holding a placard that reads If I could make one law against the night time backdrop of the Houses of Parliament and a film style title underneath that reads Lights Camera Parliament
© Parliament
Young people aged 11-16 across the UK are invited by Parliament Education to think of a law they’d like to make, and then to create a short film about it for a competition called Lights, Camera, Parliament!
Lights, Camera, Parliament! is a great cross-curricular project for teachers to inspire young people to have their say, and to think about democracy and law making in a fresh and creative way. The laws they suggest can be about anything they care about and want to change.
Parliament’s Education Service has support to help delivery of this project with resource packs, lesson plans, tips on law making and film making. There are also free CPD training days in October 2010. 
Groups selected as finalists will be invited to the Houses of Parliament for a Winners’ Day to screen and discuss their films with a judging panel of MPs, Peers and film professionals. There are also prizes on offer.
The final date for submission of films is Friday, January 14, 2011.
To get involved or to find out more and sign up for one of these training days please visit the Parliament Education website
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