A BOLTON MP has invited schoolchildren to join in conversations about democracy by taking part in Parliament Week next month.

The annual event is scheduled to take place from November 1 to 7 and aims to encourage people across the UK with parliament and think about how they can affect change.

Bolton South East MP Yasmin Qureshi hopes that schools in her constituency will play their part.

She said: "Active public participation is vital in a thriving democracy and we all have our part to play.

"I look forward to seeing how organisations and local groups in Bolton South East join in, especially the next generation of voters in our schools."

Activities will include quizzes, debates, making videos and virtual conversations with politicians.

Schools which sign up will be given free kits with resources including a booklet, a ballot box, stickers, and a packet of chilli seeds.

As well as schools, youth groups and community organisations have also been invited to take part.

UK Parliament head of education and engagement Amy Baxter said: "Every year we are delighted to see so many people take part in UK Parliament Week.

"It’s a great opportunity to get informed, take action and make an impact in Bolton South East and beyond.

"Change starts with you and UK Parliament Week is a great way to learn how you can make a difference."