Vale of Clwyd MP Dr James Davies has welcomed news that a Rhyl teacher has been selected to attend Parliament later this month to train as a UK Parliament Teacher-Ambassador.
Geraint Rowe from Ysgol Llywelyn has been awarded a place at Teachers' Institute, from the 27th until the 29th of June.
Teachers attend a three-day training event in Parliament, fully funded by Parliament’s Education and Engagement Service, and have the opportunity to meet and engage in a Q&A with the Speaker and the Lord Speaker, as well as hear from parliamentarians from across both Houses about their work.
Following the programme, teachers will develop their students' and colleagues' understanding of Parliament and democracy, and will benefit from continuing partnership with Parliament's Education and Engagement Service.
Welcoming the fact that Mr Rowe has been selected to attend the event, James said:
“Teachers’ Institute is exceptionally well-regarded by the participants each year and, since the start of the scheme in 2006, hundreds of teachers have been trained, and have gone on to train thousands more of their students and colleagues.
“I am absolutely delighted that Geraint from Ysgol Llywelyn has been selected to attend and I hope I have the opportunity to meet up with him during his time in Parliament.
“Engaging with the work of UK Parliament is crucial to developing students’ understanding of democracy and I am sure Geraint’s pupils and colleagues will benefit greatly from him attending the Teachers’ Institute.”
Geraint said: "It's great to see that the Teacher Institute is back after its postponement due to the pandemic. I'm looking forward to experience the workings of the UK government and explore its relationship with the Senedd in Cardiff. The information and experience gained will help to inform our school community, especially our learners, in developing our 'Senedd Ysgol Llywelyn Parliament' further."