School workshop online (September-October 2022)

School workshop online (September-October 2022)

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Online Digital workshops for Primary, Secondary and Post 16 students about the UK Parliament and it's work .

About this event

Open to primary schools, secondary schools and Post 16 providers, our live sessions last approximately one hour and are delivered by staff from UK Parliament via Microsoft Teams.

Each session is designed to be broadcast live and students will have discussion opportunities in relation to the content. Booking is via our Eventbrite page. Please select one ticket per class.

Sessions available

Age 7-11

Introduction to UK Parliament

In this session your pupils will learn about the work and role of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. They will learn about the difference between UK Parliament and Government, the work of MPs and members of the House of Lords, how laws are made and how they can get their voices heard.

Please note this programme is only suitable for groups of 10 or more pupils.

Laws & Debating

In this session your pupils will be introduced to how laws are made and who makes them. They will explore laws that affect us all, follow the progress of a bill through both the Houses of Commons and Lords and take part in a virtual debate.

This session works best if the pupils have access to microphones however our facilitators can also conduct the debate through the chat box.

Please note this programme is only suitable for groups of 10 or more pupils.

Virtual 360 Tour

Virtually visit UK Parliament with an interactive guided 360°online virtual tour. Explore rooms inside The Palace of Westminster with a personal guide who will take your students on a journey to democracy to discover how UK Parliament works and feel empowered on how you can get involved and be active citizens in our thriving democracy. In this session your pupils will learn about the work and role of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. They will learn about the difference between UK Parliament and Government, the work of MPs and members of the House of Lords, how laws are made and how they can get their voices heard.

Please note this programme will cover similar content to the Introduction to UK Parliament session but be delivered through a virtual tour format.

Age 11-14 and 14-16

Introduction to UK Parliament

In this session your students will learn about the work and role of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. They will learn about the difference between UK Parliament and Government, the work of MPs and members of the House of Lords, how laws are made and how they can get their voices heard.

Please note this programme is only suitable for groups of 10 or more pupils.

Laws & Debating

In this session your pupils will be introduced to how laws are made and who makes them. They will explore laws that affect us all, follow the progress of a bill through both the Houses of Commons and Lords and take part in a virtual debate.

This session works best if the pupils have access to microphones however our facilitators can also conduct the debate through the chat box.

Please note this programme is only suitable for groups of 10 or more pupils.

Virtual 360 Tour

Virtually visit UK Parliament with an interactive guided 360°online virtual tour. Explore rooms inside The Palace of Westminster with a personal guide who will take your students on a journey to democracy to discover how UK Parliament works and help them feel empowered and be active citizens in our thriving democracy. Students will learn about the difference between UK Parliament and Government, the work of MPs and members of the House of Lords and how laws are made as well as discovering some of the incredible history of the Palace itself.

Please note this programme will cover similar content to the Introduction to UK Parliament session but be delivered through a virtual tour format.

Post 16

General Elections Explained

This Post 16 session includes a brief introduction to UK Parliament, the chambers of both Houses and the roles of MPs and members of the House of Lords. Students will then focus on how general elections work and registering to vote. They will explore different voting systems with a particular focus on ‘First past the Post’; how it works, the potential pros and cons of the system, and a brief comparison with Proportional Representation.

Please note this programme is only suitable for groups of 10 or more pupils.

Laws & Debating

This session will begin with an introduction to UK Parliament, the chambers of the House of Commons and House of Lords and the roles of MPs and members of the House of Lords.

Your students will then focus on the process of how laws are made in UK Parliament. They will propose their own idea for a bill and follow it through the different stages in both Houses.

Please note this programme is only suitable for groups of 10 or more pupils.

Virtual 360 Tour

Virtually visit UK Parliament with an interactive guided 360°online virtual tour. Explore rooms inside the Palace of Westminster with a personal guide who will discuss and examine the workings of Parliament and Government with your students. This experience is suitable for students studying a range of post 16 curricula. Students will feel empowered on how they can get involved and be active citizens in our thriving democracy.

Please note this programme will cover similar content to the Introduction to UK Parliament session but be delivered through a virtual tour format.

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