School Visits

Subsidised school trips to Parliament

Every year MPs welcome hundreds of school students to Parliament. The usual format is a coach trip, arriving in London during the morning for a free walking tour of the Palace of Westminster. Tours can be arranged through the Education Service.

Take part in a workshop and tour of the Houses of Parliament with a free school trip to Parliament’s state of the art education centre. The education team will support pupils to explore the role, processes and history of Parliament and find out how they can engage more actively in their democracy. 

Schools may be eligible for a transport subsidy - see www.parliament.uk/education/visit-parliament-with-your-school/faqs-and-subsidy/transport-subsidy for more information

More information is available at www.parliament.uk/education/visit-parliament-with-your-school

Free teacher training

A range of free CPD opportunities are on offer for primary and secondary teachers as well as trainee teachers; including Westminster-based CPD sessions, in-school training days, online courses and an annual Teacher’s Institute residential programme based in Westminster.

Teaching resources

The Education Service offers award-winning free teaching resources include videos, downloadable lesson plans, assemblies, interactive whiteboard resources, loan boxes and publications. It also offers interactive games that are ideal for use both in the classroom or as homework activities www.parliamentgames.co.uk

Bring Parliament to you

Covering themes ranging from debating to voting and elections, Parliament’s Education Outreach team run interactive workshops for students aged 7-18, in schools around the UK.

Elizabeth in South West Norfolk

Elizabeth carries out a programme of school visits throughout the constituency. The visits are a good opportunity for students and teachers to talk to their MP, as well as for Elizabeth Truss to see the school at work.

Email elizabeth.truss.mp@parliament.uk for more information.