Take Action

AS A YOUNG PERSON, WHAT MATTERS TO YOU IN 2020?

VISUAL ART • POETRY/ STORYTELLING • PERFORMANCE

This election we're asking New Zealand rangatahi (youth) to tell political leaders what matters most to them. 

Just because you can't vote, doesn't mean your opinion isn't important. You are the future and your thoughts should matter to our political leaders. 

You can use any medium to share your thoughts. Be creative, be honest - tell New Zealand what really matters to you this election and for our future!

As we get closer to the election, we'll be sharing your creations with politicians to make sure they have an opportunity to address your concerns before New Zealanders vote in the September election.  


HOW TO TAKE PART

Anyone under the age of 18 is encouraged to submit a piece. Taking part is easy, just follow the steps below:

1. Download the handy participation guide using the button below. 

2. Decide on what matters most to you. What do you want New Zealand politicians to know about? You might be worried about climate change, or perhaps you worry your mum works too much or that you won't ever own your own home. Whatever it is, big or small, your thoughts matter!  

3. Get creative! Come up with a creative way to communicate your concerns. The sky's the limit! Any medium or form of expression is welcome.

4. Submit your work. Make your way to the submission tab above and upload your submission. 

5. Watch your work go to politicians. The most creative pieces will be presented to New Zealand politicians before the September election. 


N E W    Z E A L A N D   R A N G A T A H I

The Take Action Education Resource has been developed to support children and young people up to 18 years of age to have their say and participate in New Zealand’s General Election. By creatively sharing their ideas students can inform politicians, parties and the voting public on how the government should help children and families in Aotearoa New Zealand. In the Take Action activities, children and young people, learn about their rights with a specific focus on Article 12 of the Convention; every child has the right to a voice on issues that are important to them and to have their views taken  into account. The Take Action Education Resource can be used in the following ways: 


1. An activity where students creatively share their voice with Save the Children and have their say in the General Election 2020. 


2. Or as a full Teaching and Learning Plan to provide a rich social inquiry experience where students (Levels 2-5) learn about how government decisions impact children and families, and ways children and young people can take action to effect change on an issue important to them. 



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