The 45 minutes virtual classroom
visits are an excellent way for students to engage directly with a parliamentarian. Testimonials from grade 8 students in Penticton highlight,
"I liked how he really thought about his answers - they weren't fabricated."
"He really seemed like he cared about our questions."
When back to in-classroom visits, the hour long program is filled with laughter and excitement as students assume various roles including Speaker, Clerk and Sergeant-at-Arms. Together, the class debates a bill from
introduction to royal assent. Educational resources supporting the learning outcomes are provided to the teacher along with follow-up
activities for the students.
Speaker encourages all young people to become engaged in democracy and