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"Let's Talk" - opportunities for Year 13 & 14 students to have their say

Based on the success of previous events in Belfast and Foyle, the Northern Ireland Assembly Education Service is working with The Peace and Reconciliation Group to bring a ‘Let’s Talk' event to a venue near you.

The 2013 programme consists of four events across Northern Ireland. The aims of these events are:

  • To learn about the work of the Assembly, democracy and elections
  • To participate in a panel debate and round table discussion with MLAs and key decision makers
  • To challenge traditional voting patterns
  • To increase engagement between young people and their MLAs.

The first event will be held in Enniskillen on 18 October 2013 and is open to all year 13-14 pupils in schools in Fermanagh & South Tyrone and West Tyrone constituencies. Our host for the debate is journalist Paul McFadden who will be joined by representatives from a wide range of political parties. This is an excellent opportunity for your students, who will be first time voters in the next elections, to ask their politicians the questions which they feel are relevant to them. We hope that students of all subject areas will find this event useful.

The event is free and lunch will be provided. Schools may bring up to 12 pupils and places will be allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis. Please book your place for the Enniskillen event by Friday 27 September.   


For more information about any of the ‘Let’s Talk’ events or to book places, please contact the Northern Ireland Assembly Education Service.


E mail: education.service@niassembly.gov.uk

Tel: 02890 520346