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Garston teacher set to become UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador

 Published on: 21st June 2019   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Uncategorized

A teacher from Parmiter’s school is set to become a UK Parliament Ambassador. 

Head of history and politics, Mr Carter, will be attending the Teachers’ Institute for Parliament’s Education and Engagement Service, and train their students and colleagues about the role of the UK Parliament.

He said: “I am incredibly excited about this opportunity to live and breathe Parliament for three days. I hope to be able to use my experience to inspire our students to learn more about Parliament and to get involved with the issues that are important to them.”

70 teachers from across the UK have been successful in applying to attend Teachers’ Institute at the Houses of Parliament on July 1 to 3.

Since its launch in 2006, Teachers’ Institute has trained more than 800 teachers from all parts of the UK, giving them a detailed understanding of how the House of Commons and Lords work.

Richard Harrington MP for Watford, tweeted: “I look forward to welcoming Mr Carter from Parmiter’s School to @UKParlEducation to train as a UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador. Better engagement and dialogue with young people is of fundamental importance to our democracy. This is an excellent programme #TeachUKParl.”

Parliament’s Education and Engagement Service works with schools and Members of both Houses of Parliament to support young people in developing their understanding of Parliament and democracy. 

Offering free programmes and resources, the service informs young people about the role, work and history of Parliament through educational visits, tours, publications, outreach and competitions.

It connects young people with Parliament and democracy today through active learning, and empowers young people to get involved by equipping them with the knowledge and skills to take part in their democracy.

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