"Hi, I'm John Penrose, I'm the Minister for the Constitution, and a lot of people wonder what goes on this building behind me, in your local council chamber, or in Brussels in the European Parliament. If you think you know what happens in those places, because your school has done a good job in telling you all about it and engaging you and getting some really interesting projects going, then why not nominate them for an award? Today is International Democracy Day, and it's the opening of nominations for the Discovering Democracy Awards. So if you think your schools deserves it, why not get your teachers to enter you? Nominations are open now, and you never know, you might come away with a prize."