What is Learn with the Lords in School?

Learn with the Lords in School is a unique opportunity for your students to interact with a member of the House of Lords.

A member of the House of Lords will visit your school and deliver an informative presentation for your students before taking their questions. The visits take place on selected Fridays in term-time.

By engaging and interacting with a Baroness or Lord, your students will learn more about the vital role of the House of Lords in the UK Parliament.

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Who can take part?

Learn with the Lords in School is open to all students aged 11 to 18 from UK based secondary schools or colleges. It is not yet available for Home Education groups.

We ask for a minimum group size of 30 students for a Learn with the Lords in School session.

How does the visit work?

A Learn with the Lords in School visit lasts for approximately 2 hours. This includes:
• A 15-minute window for meet and greet on arrival
• A 60-90 minute presentation and Q&A session
• A 15-minute window for photos and goodbyes

When you apply for a visit you can select a preference for a morning or an afternoon slot. The Education and Engagement team will be in touch 4 to 6 weeks in advance to confirm the date and time of your session.

We will also arrange a 15-minute Microsoft Teams meeting between yourself, your Lord or Baroness and a member of our team, to make introductions and confirm the exact details for the session. This will take place 1-2 weeks before your visit.

What's in it for my students?

Learn with the Lords in School is a unique and enriching experience for your students, that will help you reach your curriculum aims. If you are selected for a visit, we will send you links to our resources to help your students prepare questions for the session.

Apply for a Learn with the Lords in School session

Please note that schools will be selected for a Learn with the Lords in School visit based on demographics, ensuring fair regional reach, and previous engagement your school has had with the UK Parliament.

Please also note that all Learn with the Lords in School visits are subject to parliamentary business. We will contact you as soon as possible if your visit needs to be cancelled or rearranged.

Apply for a Learn with the Lords in School visit