Additional Learning Needs

Published 17/08/2021   |   Last Updated 03/08/2023   |   Reading Time minutes

Available at 10:00-12:00 on Tue, Weds and Thurs mornings and 13:00-15:00 on Thurs afternoons.


Suitable for: Secondary School pupils

Duration: 2 hrs

Location: Senedd Estate, Cardiff Bay

£ Free


Groups will receive a tour of the Senedd and visit the original debating chamber, Siambr Hywel, where they will take part in a role play exercise tailored to the needs of the group.



Begin your tour with a short introduction to the Senedd, before learning about the sustainable features of the Senedd.

Siambr Hywel

Pupils will use microphones and voting equipment to form, express and discuss their own opinions in a mock Plenary debate. Pupils will debate a topic from the following list:

  • My Wales, My Planet
  • Fitness and Wellbeing
  • My Dreams
  • Science and Technology

Groups will understand that decisions made by their representatives can affect their lives and that they can make a difference.

Plus, groups will get to discover more about the work of the Welsh Youth Parliament and how those with additional learning needs are having a voice.



See available dates and book your visit today.

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Additional Information

  • You will need to go through security therefore we would advise all groups to arrive 10 minutes before your visit starts.
  • If you visit on Tuesday or Wednesday morning, you can book tickets to watch Plenary which starts at 13.30.
  • A lunchroom can be booked for your group pre or post visit.
  • A subsidy towards travel costs to the Senedd is available for eligible schools. More about subsidies



How does this session link with the new curriculum? See curriculum links