Every year MPs welcome hundreds of school students to Parliament. George always tries to meet schools from the constituency to talk about the politics and the history of Westminster, his role as an MP and Minister, and about local issues.
There are two types of tours - Education Tours and Members Tours
Education Tours are arranged through Parliament's Education Service and they include a tour of Parliament and a visit to the Education Centre which has interactive classes and tutorial sessions.
To find out more about Education Tours visit - https://www.parliament.uk/education/visit-parliament-with-your-school/
Members Tours are organised through the local MP and are conducted by official tour guides. If you have been unsuccessful booking an Education Tour you might like to apply for one of these.
Members Tours take place on the following days:
Monday : 9am - 12pm (Full Tour)
Tuesday : 9am - 9.55 am (Full Tour), 10am - 12pm (House of Lords only)
Wednesday : 9am - 9.55am (Full Tour), 10am - 12pm (House of Lords only)
Thursday : No Tours
Sitting Friday : 3.30pm - 5.15pm (Full Tour)
Please note that tours need to be booked six months in advance although there is sometimes late availability so it’s always worth checking with the MP. Parliament also offers travel subsidies to visiting schools, providing they have their tour with an official tour guide. Information on this can be found here https://www.parliament.uk/education/visit-parliament-with-your-school/faqs-and-subsidy/transport-subsidy/
If you would like to bring your school to Parliament for a tour, please get in touch via the Contact page.
Visits to London can also take in nearby London sights such as Tate Britain, the National Gallery or the London Eye before heading home. There are often free educational exhibitions in Parliament too (details on www.parliament.uk).