April 24, 2012 | In: Important Notices Archive
Lord John MacGregor, member of the House of Lords, will speak to our Sixth Formers on Friday 4th May about the work and role of the Houses of Parliament as part of the Lord Speaker’s Peers in Schools Outreach Programme.
Information from the House of Lords website:
“The Peers in Schools programme operates in all regions of the UK sending Members of the House of Lords into schools and sixth-form colleges to talk to young people about the work and role of the House.
Since the programme’s launch in 2007, Members of the House of Lords have been visiting schools and sixth-form colleges across the UK to help support the teaching of the citizenship and social studies curriculum (KS 4 & 5), and encourage other groups of students to learn more about politics and Parliament.
The scheme is managed by the Lord Speaker’s office, as part of the House of Lords outreach programme, which aims to raise awareness of the role of the House of Lords and encourage people to get involved in the work of Parliament.
What do schools think of the Peers in Schools programme?
Since September 2007, there have been over 500 school visits, with Members talking directly to around 30,000 pupils. Demand from schools and sixth-form colleges has continued to grow, with another 500 visit requests for the 2010-11 academic year.”