In your school

We know not every school in the UK can visit Westminster and the Houses of Parliament. Here are nine ways to bring Parliament, citizenship and political literacy into your classroom. 

 

Speaker's School Council Awards

Speaker's School Council AwardsHas your school council completed a fantastic project? This awards scheme was set up by the Speaker of the House of Commons and the Education Service to recognise the inspiring and engaging achievements of student councils across the UK.

 

Lights, Camera, Parliament!

Lights, Camera, Parliament!This national film competition asks students and teachers to explore lawmaking and its impact on all our lives by producing a short film clip. The project is open to 11-16 year olds in schools and youth groups across the UK. This year's theme asks students: 'If you could make one law what would it be?'

 

Schools Question Time challenge

Schools Question Time ChallengeStudents aged 14-18 could win a place working alongside David Dimbleby and the BBC to produce a special youth edition of Question Time. Schools Question Time have also made a number of citizenship resources freely available.


Teacher training

Teacher training is available across the UKOur outreach officers deliver teacher training in citizenship and political literacy to primary and secondary schools across the UK. We can also provide workshops for local authorities and course providers serving trainee teachers.

 

MP and Lord visits to schools

Arrange for an MP or peer to visit your schoolWho better to engage your students than the men and women at the political coal face? Members of the House of Lords and the House of Commons regularly visit schools across the country.

 

Teacher's Institute

Apply for our popular Teachers' InstituteWatch debates and committees and meet the people who make Parliament go. Travel costs, residential accommodation and most meals are covered on this unforgettable week in Westminster.

 

Teachers' seminar days in Westminster

Attend a teachers' seminar day at the Houses of ParliamentThese free one day training events will give you ideas and techniques for teaching about Parliament and citizenship. They're hosted at the Houses of Parliament throughout the year.


Schools Question Time

Get involved with the Schools Question Time ChallengeTraining and resources are available to help you apply for the Schools Question Time Challenge 2011, or run a Question Time event in your own school.

 

Free online resources

Browse our free online resources for teaching citizenshipOur web team regularly publishes new resources, all aimed at demystifying how Parliament works. Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter for the latest news on upcoming events, activities and new resources.

 

Teacher training enquiries

Education Service
Houses of Parliament
London SW1A 2TT
020 7219 1134
teachertraining@parliament.uk

Parliament in your school

All our teacher training and services are freely available across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland in support of the citizenship and modern studies curricula. For more information please contact our outreach team

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