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The Big Ambition – have your say!

The Children’s Commissioner for England, Dame Rachel de Souza, has launched #TheBigAmbition to hear directly from children and young people about what they want from government.

#TheBigAmbition is a new campaign to ensure that children and young people are at the heart of the political debate so their voices help shape decisions that will impact their futures. Dame Rachel de Souza wants #TheBigAmbition to be the most ambitious and comprehensive survey ever to capture children and young people's voices.

The Big Ambition aims to hear from children across England on what they think is important! In the lead up to the next general election, the Children’s Commissioner wants to take children’s thoughts, opinions and ideas to decision-makers, to make sure that government hears young people’s voices on what they think needs to be done to make their lives better.

The Big Ambition is open to children and young people in England aged 0-18 years old. The survey has gone to schools across England so we can start to hear from children and young people aged from 6 to 18. Parents are also being encouraged to complete the survey for those who may need additional support or on behalf of younger children (under 6) to make sure the needs of early years children are represented too.

For schools, there are Lesson Slides and Lesson Plans available for download. Two Lesson Plans are included for each age group: a 40-minute long lesson plan and a shorter 20-minute lesson plan. The lesson plans aim to help children understand how they can have their voices heard and how to participate in The Big Ambition survey.

The Big Ambition survey will be open until Friday 15th December.