Parliament’s new education website has officially launched:

It’s actually been live for a few weeks, but we wanted to allow plenty of time to test the site with teachers and children, get some feedback and make a few adjustments. We hope you enjoy the result.

The re-design has brought together two separate, old sites that were looking a little tired. The new site is visually more clear and colourful, and we hope you agree that the improved navigation better communicates the role of Parliament’s Education Service.

The Education Service has recently grown, and is intent on increasing the number of children who visit Parliament to see democracy in action. For those schools across the UK who can’t make it to Westminster, the outreach team provides workshops and teacher training opportunities. The website serves to inform schools about these activities and also offers lots of free educational resources, from booklets to videos to games.

This is just the first stage of the new site. There’s loads of new content in the pipeline, and a major advantage of the new site is that we are able to update it much more easily. We’ll be working with schools and experts to make sure our new resources are engaging, relevant to children and matched to the school curricula across the different ages, especially linking to citizenship and political literacy.

Take a look at the new site yourself – we’d be delighted to hear your feedback.