13 – 19 November 2017

Ideas for teachers from the National Centre for Citizenship and the Law

23 Oct 2015

The National Centre for Citizenship and the Law’s vision is ‘Opportunity for all to learn about the law’ and this vision feeds into all of our learning programmes in London, Manchester and Nottingham. Schools and groups that visit us and take part in our education sessions can explore British values of law and democracy and develop a deeper understanding of the law and justice systems of past and present.

Recommended sessions to enhance Parliament Week studies include:

Living History and the Courts (Manchester): A full day, interactive learning workshop in partnership with the People’s History Museum. Students will learn more about the campaign for votes for women and the protests of the Suffragettes through drama, performance, debates and a courtroom trial.

Court in the Past- Suffragettes (London): Students will work inside a real courtroom at the Royal Courts of Justice to prepare and enact the case of a suffragette arrested on the charge of maliciously damaging a painting in the National Gallery.

Deeds Not Words (Nottingham): This interactive session uses costume interpretation and archive materials to allow students to explore the campaign for Votes for Women and the role of Parliament then and now. Students engage in a parliamentary debate and reflect on women’s rights. The Deeds Not Words workshop is fully funded by The Houses of Parliament Education Service.

Other relevant educational activities are also available across our sites including a unique Get Up Stand Up tour at the Galleries of Justice Museum in Nottingham: This digitally mastered audio visual tour explores the notion of justice in a modern context and how civil and human rights movements and figures across the world have marked momentous change in the landscape of modern history.

Please contact our learning teams to find out more about our educational visits that support Parlia
ment Week.

For information about NCCL learning programmes in Manchester please contact kath.downs@nccl.org.uk or call 07912 000 493

For more information about NCCL learning programmes in London please contact London@nccl.org.uk or call 0207 947 7544

For information about NCCL learning programmes in Nottingham please contact learning@nccl.org.uk or call 0115 9939 811

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