There are just a few more weeks for 11 to 16 year olds to enter the Lord Speaker’s competition 2011, ‘The Peer Factor: Who Would You Put in the House of Lords and Why?’
The competition closes at 5pm on Friday 13 May.
There’s a chance to win a £100 cash prize and an all-expenses paid trip to the House of Lords.
Individual students or groups of students can enter the competition by submitting a short film, podcast, essay, collage, newspaper or magazine article. Lesson plans, a worksheet, together with links to background material and other resources are available to help plan and develop competition entries.
To enter, just register your details or your group’s details – such as your school, youth club or community association.
Commenting on the competition, the Lord Speaker, Baroness Hayman said:
"This competition is a great opportunity for young people to make their case for who they think should be in the House of Lords, and demonstrate their understanding that this House works to ensure new laws are effective, and that the government explains its policies and takes account of different views.
"I hope many young people get involved and I look forward to seeing all the nominations for Members who could help the House see through important work."
The House of Lords outreach programme aims to reach out to the public to engage them with what the House of Lords does and how it works for them.
The Peers in Schools programme sends Members of the House of Lords into schools and sixth-form colleges to talk to young people and answer questions about the work and role of the House.
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