“Order, Order’ Parliament Week Launches at KidZania UK this November
This November 14-16 there is a unique opportunity for kids to take part in Parliament Week at KidZania UK, the 75,000 square feet indoor city built for kids based in Westfield, Shepherd’s Bush London. Featuring a pop-up ‘Parliament Square’, kids can dress up in Speaker’s robes, step into the shoes of their local MP and become a decision maker for the day; vote with their voices and their feet by making decisions on the questions that matter most to them.
There will be a series of short talks and Q&A sessions with MPs, members of the House of Lords and staff from Parliament, among other fun activities to aid children’s understanding of Parliament and democracy.
A diverse range of speakers will take to the KidZania stage, providing young visitors with a unique opportunity to discover more about the huge array of careers within Parliament. Hear the Speaker of the House of Commons talk about chairing debates and keeping order in the House, discover how the Collections team work to conserve the collection of historic furniture and hear how Crossbencher Peers, such Baroness D’Souza and Lord Bilimoria, ensure their individual focuses remain at the forefront of parliamentary discussion.
KidZania UK offers a wide range of ‘careers’, as children take part in over 60 real-life adventures, designed to both entertain and educate. Children aged 4-14 years old can try out a variety of real life activities from being a firefighter, journalist to a surgeon or chocolatier. Each activity is developed to teach kids essential life skills including financial literacy, teamwork and independence.
Eddie Kemlsey, CEO KidZania says, “Empowering children is at the forefront of what we do at KidZania. We are thrilled to be a part of UK Parliament Week, allowing our schools visitors to explore and engage with what Parliament means to them and how they can get directly involved in the matters that mean most to them.”