The Parliamentary Education Service runs a Visit Parliament programme, which gives students the chance to visit the Palace of Westminster.
Visits are designed for students aged seven to 18 (key stages two to five) and include an education tour followed by a workshop run by Education Service staff.
Education tours are different from other Parliamentary tours as they are designed to reflect the National Curriculum and focus on the role of Parliament as a legislative body, rather than on the building itself.
On their way around the Palace of Westminster, students learn about the characteristics of each of the three parts of Parliament – the Commons, the Lords and the Monarch – and discuss the difference between Parliament and government. They also find out about the process of passing a bill through Parliament, and have the chance to ask questions about how Parliament works.
Iain Stewart MP will be notified of your trip to Parliament and will make every effort to join the tour to meet students and answer their questions.
Booking an education visit
Education visits (incorporating a tour and workshop) take place throughout the school year, in the autumn, spring and summer terms. Visits must be booked directly with the Education Service by a teacher or member of staff at a school or educational organisation.
If you would like to know more please contact the Education Service on 020 7219 4496. All bookings are made by phone, one school term in advance.