Debating in Parliament tour and workshop

Debating in Parliament tour and workshop

KS3-5 students explore the elements of Parliamentary debating and why it is such an important part of our political culture.

About Debating in Parliament tour and workshop

Please note that this visit is available to UK schools only.

KS3-5 English, Citizenship


What do you think is the most important issue facing the UK today? Could your students stand up in front of a packed House of Commons or Lords and persuade them to do something about it? Explore the elements of Parliamentary debating and why it is such an important part of our political culture. Observe MPs and Peers in action and then have a go!

Your school's constituency MP will be informed of your visit and they will be invited along to meet your pupils. This is subject to the MP’s availability in Westminster at the time of your visit.

NB: Parliament is a working building and access to different parts of the Palace of Westminster, as part of your tour, will vary due to Parliamentary business.
 
Your visit might include:

  • A visit to the Commons and/or Lords gallery to observe the MPs or Lords debating
  • Central Lobby, at the very heart of the Parliamentary Estate.
  • St. Stephen’s Hall, the home of the original House of Commons
  • Westminster Hall, the last remaining part of the original Palace

Visiting times and information

Open to: UK students Key Stage 3-5

Places per session: 32 (to include students and teachers)

Dates:

Thursday 8 January 2015

Tuesday 13 January 2015

Thursday 22 January 2015

Tuesday 27 January 2015

Tuesday 24 February 2015

Thursday 5 March 2015

Tuesday 10 March 2015

Thursday 19 March 2015

Tuesday 24 March 2015


Time:
12:45-15:00


Duration:
2 hours and 15 minutes

How to book

Bookings are taken on our telephone bookings days.

The next bookings day/time is:
Friday 10 October 2014 for visits 5 January - 27 March 2015 (excluding 16-20 February 2015)

Lines open at 8:30am.

Thursday 8 January 2015 for visits April - July 2015 ; term dates TBC

On the day, please call 020 7219 4496.  We can only take requests via telephone, not email.

Before calling us on bookings day, please read our information for bookings day

Please note that Parliament's Education Service programmes are extremely popular and fill up quickly.

Information to help you plan a safe visit

Information to help you plan a safe visit

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Map of the Parliamentary estate

Map of the Parliamentary estate

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Tours with workshop FAQs

Tours with workshop FAQs

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Related teaching resources

KS3-5, ENGLISH, CITIZENSHIP

Debating resource: Create the Debate

KS2-5, Citizenship

Schools transport subsidy

Groups of young people making Education Visits to Parliament from UK constituencies may be eligible for a transport subsidy

Schools transport subsidy