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We’ve made lesson plans to help prepare your students to take part in the Project Vote parallel election. We’ve published these as word documents, so you can easily download and edit them to build a lesson plan that suits you.


A chance for young people to compare the results of the parallel election and the official Senedd election, and to reflect on taking part in Project Vote.

Presentations have been split into Regions:

North Wales: Aberconwy; Alyn & Deeside; Arfon; Clwyd South; Clwyd West; Delyn; Vale of Clwyd; Wrexham; Ynys Mon

Mid & West Wales: Brecon & Radnorshire; Carmarthen East & Dinefwr; Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire; Ceredigion; Dwyfor Meirionnydd; Llanelli; Montgomeryshire; Preseli Pembrokeshire

South Wales East: Blaenau Gwent; Caerphilly; Islwyn; Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney; Monmouth; Newport East; Newport West; Torfaen

South Wales Central: Cardiff Central; Cardiff North; Cardiff South & Penarth; Cardiff West; Cynon Valley; Pontypridd; Rhondda; Vale of Glamorgan

South Wales West: Aberavon; Bridgend; Gower; Neath; Ogmore; Swansea East; Swansea West 

Face to Face - Lesson 3

Learning objectives

This lesson will help learners decide who to vote for in the parallel election by reading political parties’ manifestos.

We’ve written to all political parties who have a candidate in every constituency to ask them to write young people’s versions of their manifestos, specifically for Project Vote.

Accessible lesson plans

These lesson plans provide a simpler and more accessible version of the lesson plans above, and could be used in settings where young people need extra help e.g. special schools. 

They include scaffolding to support pupils’ learning and understanding.

Learning objectives

  1. Learners know that their school is taking part in Project Vote in 2021
  2. Learners can link elements of their own lives to politics
  3. Learners learn more about elections and the Senedd
  4. Learners understand more about voting and why it matters

Hustings guide for schools

A hustings is a meeting where candidates standing to become members of the Senedd (MS) take questions from an audience.

If your school wants to organise a hustings, we’ve made a guide to help you.

Additional Resources

This year in Wales 16 and 17-year-olds will be able to vote for the first time in the real Senedd election, taking place on 6 May. Other organisations have made resources to help these young people to understand their vote. You might find them useful for delivering lessons to your own pupils, or to complement any work you might be doing to help older young people to prepare to vote in real life. 

The Senedd

The Electoral Commission

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