Julian Smith MP has welcomed the news that a Skipton Girls High School teacher has been successful in their application for the UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador Programme.
The ambassador programme is run by the Parliamentary education service, and encourages teachers to become ambassadors for Parliament and democracy within their own school and in other schools in the community.
Teachers attend a three-day training event in Parliament, fully funded by Parliament’s Education and Engagement Service. Attendees have the opportunity to question the House of Commons Speaker and the Lord Speaker, and hear from parliamentarians of all parties about their work. Following the programme, teachers will go back to develop their students' and colleagues' understanding of Parliament and democracy, and will benefit from continuing partnership with Parliament's Education and Engagement Service.
Julian Smith MP said: ‘Congratulations to Skipton Girls' High School on being accepted for the UK Parliament Teachers’ Institute. I’m proud they are playing their part in developing the leaders of tomorrow, and I look forward to welcoming their ambassador, Suzanne Doyle, to Westminster. Engaging with the work of the UK Parliament is crucial to developing students’ understanding of democracy.’