Political speed debating

Political speed debating
Small groups of Year 6 students meet with a range of political figures to ask questions, compare political opinions and chat informally with members of both Houses of Parliament.

Political speed debating

An inspiring opportunity for year 6 students to meet political personalities from a range of parties and persuasions.

In small groups students meet 6 different political figures, moving from one to the next at the sound of a bell.

This is their chance to ask their burning questions and engage in informal conversation with Members of both Houses of Parliament.

The Political Speed Debating event includes a tour of the Palace of Westminster, which may include the House of Lords, House of Commons and Westminster Hall.


Recommended for: Year 6 students
Places per session: 65 including adults
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes (including  tour)
Start times: 9:30am (with tour)

Date: Tuesday 17 June  2014

How to book

Applications for this event are now closed.  Our bookings team will inform all applicants of their outcome via email as soon as possible thereafter and no later than Friday 28 March 2014.

Places will be offered through a random ballot of all applications.  Applicants from organisations that have not benefitted from a place on other Education Service programmes in the last three years will be considered first.

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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