Parliament Workshops (Key stage 2-4)

Making Laws (Key stage 2) 

This interactive session is ideal for year 5 and 6 pupils. The activity gives an overview of how laws are made in the UK and looks at how both the House of Commons and the House of Lords work.

Pupils will:

  • understand how laws are made in parliament
  • consider why we need laws
  • gain an understanding of key debating techniques
  • experience a parliamentary style debate

Meet our very own Nottingham Suffragette, Helen Kirkpatrick Watts or Anti-Suffragist Lord Curzon and discuss the extreme lengths women went to get the vote. Then have your say in a parliamentary debate and decide whether it should be deeds or words that win the day in a protest. This interactive session uses costume interpretation along with real objects and archive materials to allow students to explore the campaign for Votes for Women and the role of parliament then and now. Students will also have the opportunity to visit the free exhibitions on site.

Curriculum links: Citizenship, SMSC including British Values, History, PSHE and English including Spoken Language

Duration: 2 hours (either 10am – 12noon or 12.30pm – 2.30pm)

Location: National Justice Museum, Nottingham

Cost: £7.50 per pupil

Booking & Enquiries

To book a visit or find out more, fill out an enquiry form, email education@nationaljusticemuseum.org.uk or call 0115 993 9811

Why not combine with one of our Courtroom Workshops or Museum workshops and enjoy a full day visit?

“The Deeds not Words workshop was a real success. Our students really enjoyed having the opportunity to debate with their classmates and particularly being able vote on the motion from the view point of 19th century women and then 21st century women gave them the chance to reflect on how far women’s rights have come in the West ” Ockbrook School