Workshops for schools during the coronavirus pandemic.
Throughout the Autumn term, Parliament’s Participation Team are offering a range of online tours, talks and school workshops that are available to book 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/
Every year, MPs welcome hundreds of schoolchildren to Parliament and I always try to meet visitors from the constituency to talk about the politics and history of Westminster, the work of an MP and about local issues.
If you would like to book a tour of the Palace of Westminster, please contact my office.
Tours can be booked for groups of 20 people and repeated tours from the same school are acceptable. Unfortunately, I cannot meet travel costs.
For more details, such as the best times to arrange a tour of Parliament, please visit www.parliament.uk/visiting/visiting-and-tours/ukvisitors . Please be aware that tours do need to be booked months in advance.
There are also free educational visits which, in addition to a tour of the Palace, offer children and students the chance to learn more about Parliament through interactive workshops. There is also a travel subsidy available to state schools which could cover up to 75% of your travel costs.
All bookings are made by phone, one school term in advance, on a given date. To make a booking for an educational visit, please visit www.parliament.uk/education/visiting-parliament