In an attempt to get some feedback about the Parliament Podcast Pilot we visited a secondary school in South London. It was a really positive experience.
We spoke to a group of about 20 first year A-Level Government and Politics students. We did a few demonstrations and asked the students to do some exercises which got them to visit different parts of the site. The students also filled in a questionnaire which provided some useful insight into their level of political engagement and how they access information about politics and current affairs.
Throughout we encouraged discussion and feedback about the various services on the site. The group we spoke to gave us lots of constructive feedback about podcasts and the site as a whole. We are using this experience to inform the development of the podcast pilot.