Games

Can challenging gameplay bring Parliament and politics to life for your students? We think so. 

MyUK

13-15 years

Take charge of Britain and create a country to call your own. 

Choose and pass new laws, customise your country and pursue your personal vision of the UK.

Play MyUK

MP For A Week

Key stages 3 & 4

Step into the shoes of a backbench MP. There's plenty to do from making laws and speeches to dealing with the media, government ministers and your constituents.

But can you keep your party and voters happy to survive the week?

Winner of four major digital awards  

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Race Against Chime

All ages

Big Ben needs you to swing into action! Dangling from the Clock Tower can you clean the world's most famous clock face in time for its 150th anniversary party? You'll also discover fun facts about Big Ben in this addictive game.

Play Race Against Chime

Tour of Parliament

All ages

Explore the fascinating and historical Palace of Westminster. What happens in the Royal Robing Room? And who handcuffed themselves to a statue in St Stephen’s Hall?

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Who am I?

Key stages 1 & 2

Who opens Parliament every year? What is the person in charge of the Government called? Who sits on the Woolsack in the House of Lords?

Play Who am I?

Notes for Who am I?

Aims

Introduces some of the main roles within Parliament.

Usage

Can be turned into a whole class activity. Groups or individual pupils research one of the roles and then present the information to the rest of the class. This could be in the form of a short play, talk or even a mime. The rest of the class guesses who they are.

Snakes and Maces

Key stages 3 & 4

Choose a bill and guide it through the different stages to become a law. Landing on a mace will speed things up, but watch out for set-backs from the snakes.

Play Snakes and Maces

Notes for Snakes and Maces

Aims

Reveals the stages of a Parliamentary bill as it becomes law, and highlights the different types of bill and the factors that influence their progression through Parliament.

Learning Outcomes
  • How laws are made and shaped by people and processes, including the work of parliament and government (KS4 Citizenship, 3c)

Usage

Can be used by pupils independently, in small groups or as a class activity.

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Law-maker

Key stages 3 & 4

Would you make a good law-maker? Find out as you take important decisions and face tricky questions from MPs and Lords about your bill. Choose from five bills, each with their own challenges and problems.

Play Law-maker

Notes for Law-maker

Aims

To inform how laws are made.

Learning outcomes
  • How laws are made and shaped by people and processes, including the work of parliament and government (KS4 Citizenship, 3c)
  • The operation of parliamentary democracy within the UK (KS4 Citizenship, 3e)

Usage

Suitable for use by individual pupils or small groups.

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Speaker's Chair

Key Stage 4

Can you control a debate in the House of Commons? The Speaker must keep order in the Chamber and be fair by calling the MPs to speak at the right times.

Play Speaker's Chair

Notes for Speaker's Chair

Aims
By taking the role of the Speaker, pupils begin to understand: (a) that in order to be fair, debates need to be chaired according to a set of rules; and (b) the important role the Speaker has in the running of Parliament.

Learning outcomes

  • The operation of parliamentary democracy within the UK (KS4 Citizenship, 3e)

Usage
Suitable for use by individual pupils or small groups. A classroom debate on one of the three issues raised could be held as a follow-up activity. It may be helpful to carry out a role play of the scenarios, by selecting an appropriate topic for debate and choosing pupils to act as the Speaker, ministers, backbenchers, opposition spokesperson etc.

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