A visit to the capital city would not be complete without a visit to Parliament. The Parliamentary Service education programmes provide students of all ages with the opportunity to experience the rich social and political history of New Zealand's Parliament, from its beginnings to the present day, using an interactive, student-centred approach.
A 90-minute educational tour will expand students' knowledge and understandings of the finer workings of Parliament, including the possibility of meeting the school's local MP and the opportunity to absorb the atmosphere of the House of Representatives. A role play option is also available for Year 6 to 8 students.
This programme involves students assuming the role of a MP or other House official and participating in a mock legislative debate. This two-hour session includes a visit to the Debating Chamber. Free resources are available to support the classroom teaching prior to a visit. The programmes are curriculum-based and ideal for students of social studies, English and history.
The maximum group size is 42. Bookings well in advance are essential and can be arranged through the Education Coordinator.