Peers in Schools

Chris and member of school staff standing in front of stage in school hall
Chris on a school visit

House of Lords engagement programme

The House of Lords Engagement Programme includes a range of activities. It gives members of the public – especially young people – the opportunity the engage directly with the work and members of the House of Lords. 

Learn with the Lords

Learn with the Lords is the biggest part of the Engagement Programme and represents the importance the House of Lords places on engaging pupils aged 7-18. Members of the Lords explain its work and encourage pupils to engage with Parliament through a range of events. Learn with the Lords takes place both in schools and online (although school visits are currently

Learn with the Lords: Schools (Previously Peers in Schools)

This provides the chance for students in primary schools, secondary schools and colleges to hear first-hand from members of the Lords as they visit schools to discuss the diverse range of work the House carries out. This part of the programme continues to grow, reaching over 2,000 schools and 100,000 students in recent years.

Chris undertakes many visits to schools around the UK to talk to them about his work in the House of Lords and the House of Lords more generally.

Learn with the Lords: Online 

Learn with the Lords Online is a new opportunity for school groups across the UK to engage with members of the House of Lords using Microsoft Teams. Students put questions to members directly for 30 minutes and learn about the House’s work.

To arrange a visit from a House of Lords member to your school or sixth form college, contact the Lord Speaker’s office on 020 7219 6444 or email