Schools, colleges and youth organisations

How to get involved in Make Your Mark 2017

1)   Use the 100 sec explainer video including the 10 topics, teaching resources (classroom and assembly), and press release.

2)   Run the vote until 5th Oct- using the downloadable Tally Sheet, online, paper ballots (if registered before 23rd July) British Sign Language video, Widget/Symbol ballot, Welsh Language version

3)   Submit your counted votes online by Noon on Friday 6th October


FAQs and guides:

Schools/ Colleges’ Guide

Champions Guide- for young people helping to run the vote

Template Press Release for schools and colleges

Teaching resources:

Classroom resource (courtesy of

Assembly PowerPoint

Ways of voting:

Tally Sheet– simple and straight forward way of running the vote. Perfect for Form/Tutor Groups, Fresher’s Fairs, small group work.

Paper Ballot– if you didn’t register before 23rd July, and would like to print your own ballots our PRESS version is suitable for commercial printers. The cheapest we’ve found for A5 90gsm ballots is through and standard delivery takes around 7 days from order.

Paper Ballot (Welsh language version)

Widget/Symbol Ballot– with special thanks to Jasmin Miller and Mocca Arape from BANES Youth Forum, Off the Record.

Download: Single sided Symbol Ballot

Download: Double sided Symbol Ballot

BSL video – massive thanks to Josh, Amy and Access Bedford for helping to produce this video