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London, the Houses of Parliament and getting involved in politics

This month we are focussing on London and the Houses of Parliament. Within the coming days each of you will receive an envelope containing the card game London: 30 Things to See as well as directions to some great online resources that focus on the UK parliamentary system, the Houses of Parliament and how to get involved in youth politics. Links to those online resources can also be found below.

 

This version of Top Trumps celebrates London’s history and allows players to explore its most exciting and symbolic sights. From the Science Museum to the Shard, Big Ben to St Paul’s Cathedral, challenge someone you live with to a game and see who wins! 

What is Parliament?

Use the following resources to find out about the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Can you find out what MPs are and what they do?

 

Take a virtual tour of Parliament

Use this 360° virtual tour to explore 13 of the main rooms including the House of Commons, the House of Lords, the Robing Room and Central Lobby. Remember to look up - there are some stunning ceilings to discover!

 

Votes for Women

If you enjoyed that, why not find out more about 'Votes for Women: the first mass suffrage petition'?  

Would you like to be a politician?

If you are interested in finding out more about how to get involved in politics now, why not take a look at the British Youth Council website and the following links:

We would love to hear what you thought of these activities – if you have any questions or feedback please email us at comms@southbristolyouth.org.uk.

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