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Palace of Westminster

Overview

We have a range of games, videos and activities about Parliament for all ages. Use the tabs above to find content that suits you.

5-11 years

Audio

 

Fun Kids Radio explores Parliament

Fun Kids Radio explores ParliamentHe may be made of stone and look rather ugly, but Monty has been hanging around the Houses of Parliament since they were built. He knows everything you’d want to know about this place.

Join Monty as he uses his magical abilities to explore Parliament, its history and the everyday lives of people who work within its walls.

 

Games

 

The Campaign Trail

The Campaign TrailAn engaging look at active citizenship, ways of making your voice heard, and the influence of pressure groups and the media.

 

Get the Houses in Order

Get the Houses in OrderStep inside the iconic buildings of the Palace of Westminster and fill in the missing pieces, with this fun educational activity. Along the way, learn about what Parliament does, who works there, and how it affects you.

 

Race Against Chime

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 the New Year celebrations?

 

 Competitions

 

Art House

Art HouseArt House is a set of films and a competition that engages you with the unique art collection in Parliament. Help celebrate the art collection in Parliament and inspire your own creativity. The competition asks you to create a work of art on the theme ‘Parliament and me’.

 

Articles and animations

 

Parliament explained

So what goes on in the Westminster Parliament? We don't think it should be a mystery. Written in plain English, these articles and animations give the homework-busting basics for understanding Parliament.

 

Downloadable resources

 

Parliament, laws and you

Key Stage 2: Parliament, laws and youAn illustrated booklet about Parliament focusing on how laws are made. Follow the story of Froggypop - will the government ban everyone's favourite fizzy drink? 

11-14 years

Games

 

MyUK

MyUK Educational GameTake 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. For ages 13-15 years.

 

 

MP For A Week

MP for a Week School ActivityStep into the shoes of an MP. Decide on laws, debate with other MPs, deal with the media, make a speech in the House of Commons Chamber and meet ministers and your constituents. Can you keep your party and your voters happy to survive the week?

 

Race Against Chime

Big Ben Classroom GameBig 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 the New Year celebrations?

 

Activities

 

Houses of History

 

Get the Houses in Order Educational GameThis is no ordinary timeline. Watch playful animations while exploring nearly one thousand years of British and parliamentary history.

 

Videos

 

The General Election Xplained

Comedian Jay Foreman presenting The General Election XplainedFollow comedian Jay Foreman as he explains the general election process, in a fun and accessible way, and asks questions like why young people should take part.

 

You've got the power

An animated guide to the work and role of Parliament.

 

MPs: In their own words

Watch MPs talk politics and Parliament in 40 video clips. Twelve MPs, including the Commons Speaker, offer their views on how Parliament works and life in the House of Commons in these 1-3 minute interview clips.

 

Articles and animations

 

Parliament explained

So what goes on in the Westminster Parliament? We don't think it should be a mystery. Written in plain English, these articles and animations give the homework-busting basics for understanding Parliament.

 

Downloadable resources

 

My Parliamentary Scrap Book

Key Stage 3: My Parliamentary Scrap BookExplore Parliament with this colourful scrap book full of notes, images, activities and fun facts about the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

14-18 years

Games

 

MyUK

MyUKTake 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. For ages 13-15 years.

 

 

MP For A Week

Step into the shoes of an MP. Decide on laws, debate with other MPs, deal with the media, make a speech in the House of Commons Chamber and meet ministers and your constituents. Can you keep your party and your voters happy to survive the week?

 

Race Against Chime

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 the New Year celebrations?

 

Activities

 

Houses of History

Houses of HistoryThis is no ordinary timeline. Watch playful animations while exploring nearly one thousand years of British and parliamentary history.

 

Videos

 

The General Election Xplained

Comedian Jay Foreman presenting The General Election XplainedFollow comedian Jay Foreman as he explains the general election process, in a fun and accessible way, and asks questions like why young people should take part.

 

Democracy? You decide

Author and journalist, Danny Wallace, takes a light-hearted look at our system of governance.

 

MPs: In their own words

Watch MPs talk politics and Parliament in 40 video clips. Twelve MPs, including the Commons Speaker, offer their views on how Parliament works and life in the House of Commons in these 1-3 minute interview clips.

 

Articles and animations

 

Parliament explained

So what goes on in the Westminster Parliament? We don't think it should be a mystery. Written in plain English, these articles and animations give the homework-busting basics for understanding Parliament.

 

Downloadable resources

 

The Tower of Power

Key Stage 4: The Tower of PowerKey Stage 4 students will get all the basics of what goes on 'behind the portcullis' in this magazine-style introduction to Parliament.

General Elections Explained

Watch as comedian Jay Foreman explores what happens during a general election and questions why young people should take part. Available to order for key stage 3 and 4 students.

Printed resources

View our range of free printed resources for key stages 2 to 5, available to download from our website or order for your students.