Example petitions

Use these example petitions to help further scaffold the Start a petition classroom activity.

A petition to the principal

At recess and lunchtime, there is often not enough sports equipment for everyone who wants to play. We, the undersigned, respectfully request that the school buy more sports equipment for students to use at break times.


Jack Wilson

Isabella Smith

William Jones

Ruby Lee

Charlotte Nguyen

Yousef Taylor

Cooper Zhang


A petition to the Australian Parliament

The Australian Flag doesn’t properly represent all Australians. We, the undersigned, respectfully request that the Parliament make a law to change the flag, removing the Union Jack and replacing it with something more Australian.

By signing this petition, you confirm that you are a citizen or resident of Australia.


Michael Chen

Jennifer Young

Christopher Leblanc

Jason Singh

Jess Murphy

Amanda Wright

Matthew Martin