Youth Select Committee
This new body gives young people the opportunity to scrutinise public issues and hold inquiries into topics most relevant to them.
Parliament Week 2013
A chance for schools to get involved in Parliament Week 2013, from 15 to 21 November. This national event explores how and why the House of Commons and the House of Lords matter for everyone.
History of Parliament schools competition
Two writing competitions - one for 11-14 year olds and one for sixth formers - encouraging students to explore British and Irish parliamentary and political history.
UK Youth Parliament debates at Westminster
Members of the UK Youth Parliament held a day of debates in the House of Commons chamber on 4 November 2011. The event was part of Parliament Week, a new national initiative to explore how democracy affects the lives of UK citizens and how they can participate in it.
Regional education events about Parliament
Over the next few months, all-day events will be taking place in Manchester, Norwich and Dundee to help teachers and students find out more about Parliament. The first one, in Manchester, is designed for key stage 5 students and teachers looking for professional development.
Press Gallery writing competition
Students in years 10-13 from across the UK can win a trip to Westminster to meet politicians and Press Gallery journalists. This annual political writing competition is organised by the Parliamentary Press Gallery, and supported by Parliament's Education Service.
16 - 18 Conference
On 23 November, 1500 sixth form students from schools and colleges around the UK came to Westminster for a day of talks, workshops and a chance to put their questions to MPs and Peers. The event, held in Methodist Central Hall on Parliament Square, was the first one-day conference organised by Parliament's Education Service for 16 to 18-year-olds.
UK Youth Parliament debate - October 2010
The UK Youth Parliament held a series of topical debates in the House of Commons chamber on Friday 29 October, giving young people the chance to discuss the issues that matter to them, including university tuition fees and transport costs. Over 300 11 to 18-year-olds took part, representing hundreds of thousands of young people who voted in the Youth Parliament elections.
Democracy by Design
Democracy by Design is a programme of arts projects that use communication design to engage young people with democracy and politics.
Teachers' Institute - July 2009
Teachers from across the UK spent a week immersed in parliamentary politics at the Houses of Parliament during the annual Teachers' Institute. See some of the week's activities in the photo gallery.
Manifesto: An artist-led learning project - June 2009
Year 9 students explored politics and democracy through the media of textile arts by bringing their own personal manifestos to life through screen printing.
View the project photo gallery to see what they got up to.
Women in Parliament event - March 2009
A group of (mostly) female MPs met with 150 girls from London schools in this event to discuss and explore ways of increasing female representation in Parliament. Recommendations from the event will be presented as written evidence to the Speaker's Conference, a special committee set up by the House of Commons.