Online workshops for your school

Open to primary schools, secondary schools, and Post 16 providers, our live sessions last approximately one hour and are delivered by staff from the UK Parliament via Microsoft Teams.

Each session is designed to be broadcast live and students will have discussion opportunities in relation to the content. Booking is via our Eventbrite page, where you will be able to select  your session choice from the list below during the booking process. Please select one ticket per class.

Sessions available for 7-11

Introduction to UK Parliament.

In this session your pupils will learn about the work and role of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. They will learn about the difference between UK Parliament and Government, the work of MPs and members of the House of Lords, how laws are made and how they can get their voices heard.

Laws and debating

In this session your pupils will be introduced to how laws are made and who makes them. They will explore laws that can affect us all, follow the progress of a Bill through the House of Commons and the House of Lords, and take part in a virtual debate.

This session works best if pupils have access to microphones however our facilitators can also conduct the debate through the chat box.

Sessions available for 11-14, 14-16 and Post 16

Introduction to UK Parliament

In this session your students will learn about the work and role of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. They will learn about the difference between UK Parliament and Government, the work of MPs and members of the House of Lords, how laws are made and how they can get their voices heard.

Laws and debating

This session will begin with an introduction to UK Parliament, the chambers of the House of Commons and the House of Lords and the roles of MPs and members of the House of Lords.

Your students will then focus on the process of how laws are made in UK Parliament. They will propose their own idea for a Bill and follow it through the different stages in both Houses.

Sessions available for Post 16

General elections explained

This Post 16 sessions includes a brief introduction to UK Parliament, the chambers of both Houses and the roles of MPs and members of the House of Lords. Students will then focus on how general elections work and registering to vote. They will explore different voting systems with a particular focus on ‘First Past the Post’ (FPTP); how it works, the potential pros and cons of the system, and a brief comparison with Proportional Representation (PR).