Campaigning and Parliament tour and workshop

Campaigning and Parliament tour and workshop

Find out how your voice and the democratic system affects politics and government.

About Campaigning and Parliament tour and workshop

Please note that this visit is available to UK schools only

This programme starts with a tour of the Palace of Westminster. 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.

In this workshop students work in teams to explore the world of campaigning and how they can be involved. It begins with an introduction to the different government levels in the UK, followed by an interactive quiz using voting pod about methods people might use to campaign. Pupils consider how they can influence decision makers by creating their own campaign, then evaluating and choosing common methods of campaigning. By the end of the workshop they will gain understanding on how they can make sure their voice can be heard.

All visits

For this programme your school's constituency MP will be informed of your visit and they will be invited along to meet your pupils and answer their questions. This is subject to the MP’s availability in Westminster at the time of your visit.

How to book

Open to: UK pupils only up to a group size of 32, including adults and students.

Parliament's Education Team reserves the right to cancel visits at short notice due to changes in Parliamentary Business. On the rare occasions where this is necessary, we will offer to re-book your visit.

 

You can check what availability we have on our Short Notice Bookings page.

Have a look at our school visit FAQs for more information.

SEND

We welcome visits from groups with SEND, including groups from Pupil Referral Units. Please contact our team to discuss your specific requirements and adaptations you may need. We also have an SEND Quiet Day once a term for SEND school groups. Parliament has a hoist toilet, please let us know in advance if you would require access to this.

If you think your pupils may be anxious about their visit, you can go through the visit with them before the trip, in class, with our downloadable visit story.

  

Information to help you plan a safe visit

Information to help you plan a safe visit

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Map of the Parliamentary estate

Map of the Parliamentary estate

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Tours with workshop FAQs

Tours with workshop FAQs

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Related teaching resources

AGES 7-19, VIRTUAL TOUR, CITIZENSHIP, PSHE

Online Tour of Parliament

State schools planning to visit Parliament may be eligible to have their travel costs subsidised under this scheme.