What is UK Parliament offering to schools?
UK Parliament’s Education and Engagement Service has launched a series of free online workshops to help young people aged 7-18 learn about the work of UK Parliament.
These private, curricula-linked sessions are open for teachers and home educators to book now for September.
How do they work?
Hosted by Parliament’s trained education staff, the 45-60-minute workshops are accessible to students whether they are at home or in the classroom and designed to be broadcast live so questions can be asked throughout.
The sessions conclude with a fun, interactive quiz, where using the chat box, the group reflects on everything they learned in the session, covering topics across the UK curricula.
So, what will my class learn?
Pitched at different age groups, students taking part in the online sessions will find out more about their Member of Parliament (MP), how they represent them in the House of Commons and the kind of issues they can help with.
Through the chat box function, they are encouraged to discuss what qualities a person needs to have to become an MP.
Young people will also discover more about the role of members of the House of Lords and how they check the work of the House of Commons. The group then discuss who they would nominate to become a member – whether that’s someone in their class, a famous person or somebody in their local community.
The workshop for older students focuses more on the difference between Parliament and Government, the stages of a bill becoming a law, what democracy means to them and how they can get their voices heard in UK Parliament (eg via online petitions).
How can I book a session?
How can I find out what else UK Parliament can offer me and my school?
UK Parliament’s award-winning Education and Engagement Service offers a wide range of free resources and services for teachers and school children, linked to the UK curricula.
These include free teaching resources, workshops for schools, CPD opportunities for teachers and special events such as the annual UK Parliament Week festival (1-7 November 2020). Discover more at learning.parliament.uk.
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