SEND: A sensory tour of Parliament

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:
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Students with SEND are being invited to use their senses to explore Parliament, find out who works there and what they do.

The UK Parliament Education and Engagement team has launched a new free online SEND workshop aimed at learners aged seven and older with profound learning needs.

Startingin April, the online session is based around a poem, which will guide the students, using rhyme, repetition and actions around the building.

There is a PowerPoint as a visual aid and objects from within the classroom will be used to bring the smells, sounds and textures of Parliament to life for students.

A pre-session activity is available to help introduce students to Parliament, as well as the opportunity to virtually meet their presenters in advance to help prepare the class for their session.

The SEND sessions are being offered on Tuesdays at 10am or 2pm. Sessions generally last from 30 to 60 minutes.

The sessions are for pre-curriculum”, meaning that teachers do not have to tweak or adapt existing resources.For students working at the semi-formal or formal curriculum levels, the education team will work to make any adaptations required.

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