Every year, MPs welcome hundreds of schoolchildren to Parliament and I am always tries to meet visitors from the constituency to talk about the politics and history of Westminster, the work of an MP and about local issues.
In the last year we have had students visit from years 4 in Primary School up to year 13 in senior school. The Education team, within Parliament are expert at making sure the visit is age-appropriate and hopefully inspires pupils to take an interest in the importance of politics in our daily lives
Tours can. be booked for groups of 20 people and repeated tours from the same school are acceptable. Unfortunately, I cannot meet travel costs.
For more details, such as the best times to arrange a tour of Parliament, please visit www.parliament.uk/visiting/visiting-and-tours/ukvisitors . Please be aware that tours do need to be booked months in advance.
There are also free educational visits which, in addition to a tour of the Palace, offer children and students the chance to learn more about Parliament through interactive workshops. There is also a travel subsidy available to state schools which could cover up to 75% of your travel costs.
All bookings are made by phone, one school term in advance, on a given date. To make a booking for an educational visit, please visit www.parliament.uk/education/visiting-parliament.