In the course of a year I would normally meet hundreds of local school children, with many local classes travelling to Westminster to learn more about Parliament.
This is not something that has been possible this year, but I am keen to ensure that local pupils still get the chance to learn about Parliament and the role of an MP.
Parliament’s Participation Team are offering a range of online tours, talks and school workshops to local schools free of charge.
Daily online, interactive workshops are available for schools and home education groups, for pupils aged 7-18. The sessions cover an introduction to how the UK Parliament works, how laws are made and the role of MPs and Peers.
To book, schools can select a date and time by visiting: https://learning.parliament.uk/en/session-workshop/primary-school-online-workshop/.
Specialist talks and virtual tours of the Palace of Westminster are also available where a live presenter guides attendees through several rooms including the House of Commons chamber, sharing the history of UK democracy and the work of Parliament today. These virtual tours also include a 15-minute question and answer session. For further information and bookings please visit:
I am delighted that our local schools can continue to teach our children about the work of MPs, the role of Parliament and can visit the Palace of Westminster remotely.