The parliament also provides an opportunity for children to participate in a range of exciting events and activities and empowers pupils to make a real difference within their community.
The Upper House represents those young people aged 11-19.
The Lower House represents those young people aged 7-11.
Liverpool Schools’ Parliament is an official committee of Liverpool City Council, and all decisions made by the Parliament are passed on to Liverpool City Council.
The Parliament has been involved in consultations with agencies including the PCT, Merseyside Police and Merseytravel.
Members of the school parliament also regularly update their Facebook page.
Activities for autumn 2015
Click on the links below for further information about the activities for Lower and Upper House 2015.
LSP - Programme of Events and Activities for Lower House Autumn 2015
LSP - Programme of Events and Activities for Upper House Autumn 2015
Joining School Parliament positively impacts upon schools and benefits individual students.
- Training for School/Student Council, developing opportunities for debate, discussion and decision making
- Tailored twilight sessions or half day sessions to staff and students involved with student voice
- Programmes enabling pupils to participate in decision making and to develop citizenship programmes
- Initial training for Members of the Liverpool Schools Parliament (MSPs) during INSET Days held at the Town Hall
- Training and support for MSPs
- Support for maintaining effective links between the Parliament and Councillors, officers and a range of partners whose decisions take account of the views of young people
‘This is an excellent way of getting students involved in understanding the workings of local government and the challenges faced by councils‘
Andrew D North, Senior Manager, Grant Thornton UK LLP
‘With debates on topics as varied as human rights, international trade, security and defence as well as civil liberties, culture and education, the young debaters were forced to develop their argumentative, verbal reasoning and persuasive skills as well as exhibit thei honed public speaking abilities...’
Literacy Coordinator, Belvedere Academy on EU Debating event held at Hope University