Why not book on to one of our professional development opportunities taking place in June? Whether you're a teacher or an educational professional, you'll get new ideas for approaching citizenship and political literacy lessons with these free one-day seminars held at the Houses of Parliament. Plus, don’t miss out on securing your KS5 students an autumn term visit to Parliament.
Post-16 visits to Parliament
Online applications for our post-16 Discover Parliament sessions are now open. Book your Year 12 and 13 students on a tour of the Palace of Westminster this autumn, an ideal way to inspire them at the start of a new academic year.
Speaker's School Council Awards: Look out for your web badge!
Thanks to all the school councils who entered the 2013 Speaker's School Council Awards; the judging panel were extremely impressed by the quality of the entries this year. We are getting ready to send out web badges to all the school councils that entered - so watch out for yours.
Free professional development opportunities
Primary / Secondary teachers - Suitable for teachers, PGCE / PGDE students and educational professionals who want to broaden their general knowledge about Parliament and get ideas for teaching political literacy within citizenship, modern studies and related subjects. Book now for Tuesday 4 June 2013.
Post-16 / A-level teachers - Suitable for those already teaching subjects such as politics. These seminar days provide more depth and focus on specific topics relating to the work of Parliament. Book now for 11 June and 18 June 2013.
Visit the website or email Parliament's Education Outreach team for more information. You can also ask us about INSET training that can be delivered in your school / college.
'Find Your Way' booklet for KS5 students
If your students have A-levels coming up, this printed resource takes key stage 5 students to the heart of Parliament and helps them find their way through the history, people and processes. Students can also find out how to get involved and get their voice heard.
Play MyUK and explore how laws are made
Your students can create their own country while learning about how laws are made. MyUK is an informal digital learning activity for young people aged 13-15 where they can choose and pass new laws and pursue their personal vision of the UK. Take a look at the MyUK teachers' notes and have a go at playing MyUK today.
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