VICTORIA WELCOMES SCHOOLS TO PARLIAMENT

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Since her election, Victoria Prentis MP has welcomed pupils and students from many of North Oxfordshire’s schools to Parliament.

Engaging young people in politics has been a priority of Victoria’s since her election. So far as is possible, she spends time with every group of young people that visits Westminster. Pupils have the opportunity to ask Victoria questions about her work and opinions, and hear first-hand about her experiences.

Visiting students spend time at the Palace’s new Parliamentary Education Centre, which contains a wide range of resources to help educate young people about the work of the UK Parliament. Experts from Parliament’s Education Service lead discussions about the machinery of modern British politics, and help pupils to understand the evolution of the relationship between the Sovereign, Lords and Commons. Visiting groups also receive a tour of Parliament, and have the opportunity to watch live debates if one of the houses is sitting at the time.

Recent schools to visit include The Cooper School, North Oxfordshire Academy and Bloxham Primary School. Many secondary schools arrange annual visits to Parliament for their Politics, Law and History students.

Schools that wish to organise a visit to Parliament should contact Parliament’s Education Service by visiting their website.

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Victoria Prentis MP speaks to visiting students from North Oxfordshire Academy, Banbury, in Parliament’s Education Centre.

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Victoria takes questions from students of The Cooper School, Bicester, at the Education Centre.