Rock Enrol!

The Cabinet Office has published the Rock Enrol! resource, a 45-minute interactive lesson framework that brings to life why young people should register to vote.

Just 55 percent of 17 and 18-year-olds are registered to vote compared with 90 percent of those aged 55 to 64 and 94 percent of those aged 65+. Cabinet Office wants to change this by improving the registration levels for young people and encouraging active citizenship.

Rock Enrol! uses interactive games to get students discussing important issues, whether local or global, and to get their voice heard by registering to vote there and then.

This resource can be used when looking for fresh ideas or innovative ways to engage young people. It is suitable for a wide range of settings and flexible so that it is relevant and can be tailored to any youth group activity.

The Rock Enrol! sessions are aimed at students aged 16+ but can be used for younger age groups without the registration element.

The sessions, which are aimed at inspiring young people to discuss what they care about and why they should register to vote, include a lesson outline, engaging activities, suggestions for extensions, reasons to register to vote and supporting guidance.

The lesson framework was co-created by the Cabinet Office and Bite the Ballot, a youth-led organisation and can be used by teachers and youth leaders alike. The lesson framework and supporting materials are available to download free from

If you run a Rock Enrol! session the Cabinet Office would like to hear about your experience. You can send feedback and any pictures from your event to

You can also review the resource on the Times Educational Supplement website at