UK Parliament Week 2020 is an opportunity for primary aged children to start to get an idea of what parliament is and what it does. It is being held between 1 – 7 November 2020; however, you can take part in any of the activities, at any time.
“UK Parliament Week is an annual festival that engages people from across the UK with their UK Parliament, explores what it means to them and empowers them to get involved.”
There are 13,000 free kits so that the first 13,000 schools that sign up get a kit with lots of ideas and resources to help schools plan an event. The kit contains goodies including: an activity booklet, bunting, a ballot box, stickers, and more. The activity booklet lists may ideas to inspire school’s participation.
Last year there were about 18 events during the week in every constituency. Depending on the availability of your local MP, he or she may well visit your event and talk to the children.
Some of the ideas suggested on the website are:
- “Q&A sessions, quizzes and lively debates
- creating petitions and campaigning for change
- making videos and posting online
- debating issues and holding votes
- themed assemblies and school council elections
- baking, crafting and colouring
- visits from MPs, Members of the House of Lords, local councillors or mayors, MSs, MLAs and MSPs”
UK Parliament week 2020 is offering lots of free resources ready to download today. There are learning resources and bite-size videos to help children begin to understand what it the UK Parliament is all about.