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Attention Year 13 and 14 students: Supreme Court UK Writing Competition 2019

Looking for a good way to develop your research and writing skills? Or hoping to find a unique opportunity to help boost your UCAS form? Why not enter the UK Supreme Court writing competition!

If you're a Year 13 or 14 student and you have a keen interest in law and the UK Justice system or maybe are looking to study law at University, then this is the competition for you!

Teacher Training Event, Parliament Buildings, 30th November 2018


The Northern Ireland Assembly Education Service is hosting a free professional learning event for teachers of KS3 and 4 Citizenship (LLW) on Friday 30th November 2018.



09:15 - 09:45          Registration

09:45 - 10:00          Welcome & Introduction

10:00 - 10:20          Role of NI Human Rights Commission

Submit an application for the UK Supreme Court's 'Ask A Justice' programme 2019

The UK Supreme Court Education and Outreach team is pleased to announce the launch of its new programme ‘Ask a Justice’ following a successful pilot in 2018.

This offers students with a keen interest in law a unique chance to have a live question and answer session with a Justice from their very own classroom!

This is an exciting new opening for schools who may find a visit to Parliament Square, London difficult to have the opportunity to get an insight into the work and importance of The Supreme Court and of the law and justice system in the UK in general.

Work for the Electoral Office!

The Electoral Office wants to encourage young people to come and work for them. At election time, they recruit around 5,000 people to carry out all kinds of jobs, from working in polling stations to assisting in the count venues. Find out more in this short film of the polling station and count training at Hazelwood Integrated School.

Free CPD event for teachers at UK Parliament


UK Parliament CPD opportunity for teachers


Science Festival ‘rocks’ the Long Gallery

To celebrate National Science and Engineering Week, the Education Service and the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland hosted an action-packed Science Festival in the Long Gallery. Over 100 children from eight local primary schools took part in the festival on Monday 12 March.


Education Service hosts YMCA "Youth in Government" debate

On Wednesday, the Assembly Education Service hosted the annual Belfast YMCA Youth in Government Debate. A group of young people from 6 Belfast schools participated in a 2-hour, Assembly-style debate in the Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings. The schools represented were Our Lady and St Patrick’s College Knock; Wellington College, Victoria College; Rathmore Grammar; Methodist College; St Malachy’s College; and St Mary’s CBS.

UK Supreme Court Debate Days 2018/19 - apply now !

Inspire the next generation of lawyers and give them the opportunity to put their debating skills to the test!

Young people - have your say (and win £100 Amazon voucher!)

The Northern Ireland Youth Forum (NIYF) want to know what issues are most important to young people. Complete this one-minute survey before this Friday, 12th January to be entered in the draw for the £100 voucher! The top issues raised in the survey will be debated in the Northern Ireland Assembly Chamber on 22 February 2018.

The debate, organised by the NIYF’s Youth Congress, will give young people the opportunity to express their views on current issues affecting their lives.

Anti-Bullying Week

Anti-Bullying Week is coordinated by the Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum and takes place from 13th-17th November 2017. Schools and youth groups across Northern Ireland are being encouraged to get involved. Students visiting Parliament Buildings have been finding out about anti-bullying legislation and sharing their thoughts about bullying on Twitter.

#antibullyingweekni #allequalalldifferentalltogether


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