We know not every school in the UK can visit Westminster and the Houses of Parliament. Here are some of the ways to bring Parliament, citizenship and political literacy into your classroom.


Competitions and awards

Parliament's Education Service runs a range of competitions to engage your students with Parliament and politics, and to reward excellence in school councils. Prizes for winning schools can include a day at the Houses of Parliament.

Competitions for schools

School workshops

The Education Outreach team helps to inspire and engage your students in their political literacy lessons by running workshops in schools around the country. Every session is led by our friendly, experienced team of Education Outreach officers, who have a range of specialist knowledge.

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Regional events

Regional events take place in different parts of the UK and bring learning about Parliament to your local area. Several take place over the course of the school year, focusing on different age groups and different parts of the country.

About regional events

Theatre in Education workshops

A Theatre in Education performance with workshops for years 5 and 6 students - open to East Anglia primary schools only.

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Suffragettes workshop in Nottingham

A suffragettes themed session for years 8 and 9 students at Nottingham's historic Galleries of Justice Museum.

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School visits from MPs and Lords

Members of the House of Lords and the House of Commons regularly visit primary and secondary schools across the UK. Why not bring a parliamentarian to your school to talk about the work and impact of Parliament, and its relevance for the lives of young people?

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