Lincoln teacher selected to attend Parliament’s Teachers’ Institute

Houses of Parliament

Suzanne Evans, a teacher from Lincoln Minster School has been selected to attend the tenth annual Teachers’ Institute in the Houses of Parliament.

In the ten years since it was launched, Teachers’ Institute has trained more than 500 teachers, from all parts of the UK, immersing them in the role, work and history of Parliament.

Suzanne was selected from more than a hundred applicants to attend this exciting week-long event in Parliament.  Fully funded by Parliament’s Education Service, Suzanne will get to meet the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Education, participate in question and answer sessions with the Speaker and the Lord Speaker, and hear from parliamentarians of all parties in both the Commons and Lords.

Suzanne starts her week today and comments: “I was lucky enough to accompany year 5 on their school trip to London this year.  It was a wonderful trip and I returned totally inspired!  Having studied French, Spanish and Latin American Politics I had a strong desire to learn more about British politics and the magnificent building, the Houses of Parliament!  I am very excited and would like to thank MP Karl McCartney for making me aware of this opportunity with the Teacher’s Institute.  What an interesting time to be going to the Houses of Parliament.

I am hoping to bring back lots of knowledge and interesting resources to share with our pupils.”

John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons, said:
“I am proud that this excellent initiative, now in its tenth year, continues to provide such an invaluable service. Better engagement and dialogue with young people is of fundamental importance to our democracy, and I am sure that the teachers attending will find the experience both useful and enlightening.”

Karl McCartney, MP for Lincoln, said:
“I am delighted that Suzanne Evans, a teacher from my constituency, is attending Parliament’s Teachers’ Institute.  Teachers have so many opportunities to engage young people with their Parliament and I am sure that the students in Lincoln Minster School will benefit from Suzanne’s experience.”