High Peak MP Andrew Bingham met with a Glossop teacher in Westminster last week, following his invite to all the local schools for teachers to take part in a Teachers’ Institute course in the Palace of Westminster.
Teachers’ Institute is designed to immerse teachers in the life of Parliament through a wide range of talks, workshops and events. Those involved in delivering talks include the Speaker and Lord Speaker, Members of both Houses of Parliament, and House staff. The courses are designed to help teachers as they explain to their pupils how Westminster and our democratic system works.
Andrew wrote to all schools in the High Peak to let them know about the event, and he met Mrs Candida Clayton, who teaches at St Luke’s C of E Primary School in Glossop, at a welcome reception for delegates on Monday 23 January.
“I was delighted that Mrs Clayton was able to attend the event to learn more about Parliament. It was good to meet her and talk about various aspects of what being an MP involves, and also to hear about St Luke’s and how she plans to use the experience to help teach the children.
"I have long believed we need to engage young people at an early age and teach them how our political system works. This course gives any teacher who wishes to attend a great insight into Parliamentary life, which they can take back to their schools and use as they teach pupils about modern day politics.”