Why use Rock Enrol!®?
There has never been a better time to engage young people in the democratic process, encourage them to be active citizens and register to vote.
The Rock Enrol!® resource pack creates that opportunity by using fun, interactive activities.
Watch students and teachers explain the benefits of taking part in Rock Enrol!:
Benefits of taking part in Rock Enrol!
The sessions aim to develop political literacy and inspire young people to engage in democratic debate. They encourage young people to discuss what they care about and why they should register to vote. They use games and activities to get students discussing important issues, whether local or global. There is also an opportunity for students to make their voices heard by registering to vote.
What does Rock Enrol!® include?
The resource pack includes:
- a core 45-minute lesson plan (session 1) with 3 additional lesson plans with more activities (sessions 2-4)
- supporting audiovisual material
- supporting guidance
- lesson hand-out
- publicity materials (poster and flyer) for running Rock Enrol!® sessions in your school, college or youth group
- Welsh versions of the Rock Enrol!® resource pack – core 45-minute lesson plan (session 1) with three additional lesson plans (sessions 2-4), supporting guidance and publicity flyer *
- an adapted version of Rock Enrol!® activities for people with a learning disability and supporting guidance developed with Mencap
The original Rock Enrol!® lesson framework, which includes the ‘Vote with your feet’ and ‘Show me the money’ activities, was co-created by the Cabinet Office and youth-led organisation Bite the Ballot. Session 2 and 3 activities – ‘Critical issues’, and ‘Power game’ are taken from the Youth Count! Democracy Challenge toolkit developed by UK Youth.
Who can use it?
Anyone including teachers, youth group leaders and young people themselves can use Rock Enrol!®. Sessions are straightforward to prepare and run.
The resources provide fresh ideas or innovative ways to engage young people. They are flexible and can be tailored to suit different groups and settings. Rock Enrol!® sessions are aimed at students aged 16+ but can be used for younger age groups without the registration element.
Although they are not subject-specific, the sessions are particularly useful for supporting:
- personal, social and health education (PSHE) and the citizenship curriculum programme of study at Key Stage 3 and 4, and with students of GCSE citizenship studies
- the revised citizenship curriculum’s statutory requirements to help pupils learn how citizens actively participate in the UK’s democratic system and think critically and debate political questions
- post-16 learners – for example within tutorial programmes in colleges and school sixth forms and as part of units of work on personal and social development for foundation learners
How do I use it?
To begin with, follow the core 45-minute lesson plan (session 1). Why not then run the other sessions included in the Rock Enrol!® resource pack with young people?
Reusing the content
We encourage you to download and use the resource in the format it appears here. The Rock Enrol!® resources are protected by Crown copyright and not covered by the Open Government Licence. We welcome requests to extract, reuse or rebrand the content. Please contact the Democratic Engagement Team for more information.
Share your experiences
If you run any of the Rock Enrol!® sessions, we’d like to hear about your experience. Please send feedback and any pictures from your event to DemocraticEngagement@cabinetoffice.gov.uk.
Tweet us about your session at @Signup2Vote or by using #RockEnrol.