UK Parliament Week (UKPW) is a celebration of people power and last year almost 1 million people took part in every nation and region of the UK, and countries all over the world. This year it runs from the 1st to the 7th of November.
The school hosted a representative from parliament who held an assembly informing students about how democracy works in the UK and the importance of voting. The students heard about how representatives in the House of Commons and the House of Lords work together to pass bills into laws.
Mr Abid Butt, Principal said:
“I am so pleased that Lyndon School took part in UK Parliament Week. I know the students really enjoyed the assembly and learnt some valuable things from it, especially as part of our wider curriculum includes understanding how democracy works in the UK.
It’s great for young people to start learning more about how laws are made and the country is governed and I hope some of our students will be inspired to consider careers in politics. One of our former students has even gone on to be a Parliamentary Assistant to a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons!”