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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.


School workshops

Book a visit by one of our friendly, experienced team of Education Outreach Officers to bring Parliament to your classroom. The Education Outreach team helps to inspire and engage your students in their political literacy lessons by running assemblies and workshops in schools around the country.

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Theatre in Education workshops

Let your students explore the history of democracy with this fast-paced Theatre in Education performance and workshop for years 4 to 6. This opportunity is open to East Anglia primary schools only.

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Suffragettes workshop in Nottingham

Meet Suffragette Helen Kirkpatrick Watts or Anti-Suffragist Lord Curzon and find out more about the time of Suffragette protest. Students will use archive material and hear from costumed interpreters to explore arguments for and against votes for women and the tactics used by both sides.

This session is available for years 8 to 11 at Nottingham's Galleries of Justice Museum.

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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 and awards

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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