Political speed debating tour and workshop
An inspiring opportunity for pupils to meet and ask questions of a variety of Parliamentarians and Parliamentary staff across both Houses of Parliament.
The Political Speed Debating event begins with a tour of the Palace of Westminster.
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:
- The House of Commons and/or House of Lords chambers
- 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
Open to: UK pupils, age 16-18 (Year 12-13 England & Wales, Year 13 Northern Ireland and S6 Scotland)
Duration: 2 hours and 15 minutes
Dates: Tuesday 19 April and Wednesday 29 June 2016
Places per session: 64 (to include pupils and adults).
Due to the availability of this programme, we are limiting spaces to 32 (to include pupils and adults) per organisation. Please be aware that you may share the workshop element with more than one other school.
Please ensure that you have the minimum adult:pupil ratio of 1:15 (age 7-18), for safe supervision around the estate.
How to book
Online applications for summer term 2016 are now closed.
All applicants (successful or not) will be notified by Friday 26 February 2016. Places will be offered through a random ballot of all applicants. Applicants from organisations that have not benefitted from a place on the programme in the last three years will be processed first.
Information to help you plan a safe visit
Map of the Parliamentary estate
Tours with workshop FAQs