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Published date : 20 March, 2014
The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, has highlighted a fantastic free training opportunity for local teachers and education professionals.  The parliament’s Education Service will be hosting the annual Teachers’ Institute residential course in Westminster this summer, from 30th June – 4th July, and applications are now open. 
The Teachers’ Institute is a unique professional development opportunity, allowing teachers a chance to experience Parliament in action during an informative, interactive and unforgettable week based at the Houses of Parliament. Transport and accommodation costs are covered for all delegates and applications are welcome from across the UK, for teachers and other professionals working with children aged 7-18 across Citizenship, Politics, Law, History and other related subjects.
This free course offers delegates an opportunity to share their expertise and knowledge with teaching colleagues, and time to explore new and exciting teaching ideas for the classroom.  Delegates will experience a variety of events during the week, including Q&A sessions with Members of both Houses, insightful talks from subject specialists, workshops and detailed resources for use in the classroom.
Mr Wishart said:
“This is an excellent opportunity for teachers to find out more about what actually goes on in Parliament in a hands-on, up-close way, really enhancing their ability to pass on their knowledge to their students.
“Given the upcoming referendum on independence, the course may be of more long term benefit for teachers of history rather than modern studies but I am sure that any teachers who take part will find it extremely interesting.
“Previous courses have been really successful with one delegate at last year’s event describing it as ‘without doubt the most interesting, useful, enjoyable and thoroughly decent course’ they had been on in 27 years of teaching.”

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