Tamara Pearson, Senior Teacher Curriculum at Our Lady Of Sion Junior School, has been awarded with ‘UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador’ gold status.
Tamara was selected from more than 180 applicants to attend the Teachers’ Institute at the Houses of Parliament for three days in July. Whilst at the Palaces of Westminster, Tamara enjoyed tours of the Palaces, watched debates in the chambers, experienced Q&A with Members from both Houses and took part in informative sessions to develop her knowledge of Parliament and democracy.
Since attending the Teachers’ Institute, Tamara has organised the first UK Parliament Week at Our Lady of Sion Junior School and collected a range of evidence to support her Ambassador application. There are three levels of Ambassadorship; Bronze, Silver and Gold. Mrs Pearson is delighted to have been awarded Gold status in the first round.
As a graduate of the Teachers’ Institute, Tamara can use free resources provided during the programme, and is able to help develop her students’ and colleagues’ understanding of Parliament and democracy, whilst benefiting from a continuing partnership with Parliament’s Education Service.
Tamara said: “I am hugely proud and honoured to be given this Ambassador Role. In the year of ‘Vote 100’ we will be proactive in marking significant upcoming anniversaries. For example, the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which enabled all men and some women over the age of 30 to vote for the first time. I am looking forward to continuing to share my experiences of Parliament and the democratic process with colleagues and pupils”