What is Learn with the Lords Online?

Learn with the Lords Online is a live 40-minute Q&A session where young people, aged 7-18, can put their questions to a member of the House of Lords. By engaging with a Lord or Baroness, your students will develop an understanding of the role and function of the House of Lords within the UK Parliament.

  • How did you become a member of the House of Lords?
  • Why are members of the House of Lords appointed?
  • What do members of the House of Lords do?

These are some of the most popular questions members of the House of Lords are asked. What would your young people ask?

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Who can take part?

Learn with the Lords Online is open to all students aged 7 to 18 from UK based schools. Bookings are now open for sessions in November-December 2021.

We run two Learn with the Lords Online sessions a month for UK based Home Education Groups. We run one session for students aged 7 to 11, and another for students aged 11 to 18. Parents or group leaders can sign up for our next sessions on Friday 24th September. Please note that you will be joined by other Home Education groups in the sessions.

We ask for a minimum group size of 10 young people in all Learn with the Lords Online sessions.

How do the sessions work?

You will connect with the Lord and Baroness via Microsoft Teams, which can be accessed via a browser.

School groups need a laptop or tablet connected to a large screen with speakers (such as an interactive whiteboard or large projector screen).  Pupils must be able to see and hear the session as they will be asking questions throughout. You must have a working webcam so that the Lord or Baroness can see the students. All schools are required to complete a test call the week before their session.

Home Education groups can access the session via a browser on a laptop or desktop. To access on a phone or tablet you will need to download the free Microsoft Teams app. Home Education groups are not required to complete a test call.

What’s in it for my students?

Learn with the Lords Online is an enriching experience for all age groups, that will help your young people build an understanding of how the UK Parliament works. The session will help you reach your curriculum aims. We will send you links to resources in advance of your session to help your students prepare questions.

If you have any further questions, please contact learnwiththelords@parliament.uk.

Book a Learn with the Lords Online session

Bookings are open for Learn with the Lords Online sessions for school groups for November-December 2021. To book a session, teachers can click on the button below.

Bookings are open for our next Learn with the Lords Online sessions for Home Educators on Friday 24th September. Click the correct button below to book, based on the age range of your young people.

For last minute booking opportunities follow us @UKParlEducation on Twitter

N.B Please note that all sessions are subject to parliamentary business, and we will let you know as soon as possible if your session needs to be rearranged.

School Groups - Book a Learn with the Lords Online session for Nov-Dec 2021 Primary Home Education Groups (ages 7 to 11) - 9:30am 24th September 2021 Secondary Home Education Group (ages 11 to 18) - 10:30am 24th September 2021