We know not every school in the UK can visit Westminster and the Houses of Parliament. Here are 9 ways to bring Parliament, citizenship and political literacy into your classroom.
Debating resources for KS3-5 that can be used across the curriculum. They're great for Parliament Week as well as throughout the rest of the year.
Art House is a set of short films and a teachers’ pack designed to engage primary school students with the unique art collection in Parliament.
Speaker's School Council Awards
Has 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!
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?'
Our 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
Who 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.
Watch 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
These 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.
Free online resources
Our 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.