Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, yesterday met with a teacher from his constituency who is taking part in the UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador Programme.
Liam Spencer, a teacher at Denton Community College on Taylor Lane, is taking part in a three-day training event in Parliament, funded by Parliament’s Education and Engagement Service.
As part of the programme, the 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, the teachers will return to their schools to develop their students’ and colleagues’ understanding of Parliament and democracy. They will also benefit from a continuing partnership with Parliament’s Education and Engagement Service.
Since the start of the scheme, hundreds of teachers have been trained, who have since gone on to train thousands more of their students and colleagues.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“I was delighted to meet Liam and congratulate him on being selected for the Teacher Ambassador Programme.
“This is a fantastic programme that connects schools across the country with Parliament, helping pupils to understand how Parliament works and how it affects all of their lives.
“Engaging with the work of our Parliament is crucial to developing students’ understanding of democracy, so I look forward to seeing Liam and his pupils in Denton and also welcoming them to Westminster to see Parliament for themselves.”