Secondary School Senedd or School Council visit

Published 17/08/2021   |   Last Updated 06/06/2024   |   Reading Time minutes

Available at 10:00-12:00 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings and 13:00-15:00 on Thursday afternoons.


Suitable for: Secondary School pupils

Duration: 2 hrs

Location: Senedd Estate, Cardiff Bay

£ Free


School Senedd or Council representatives will explore the similarities between their roles and those of Members of the Senedd.

Representatives will role play the work of an MS in Committee before a debate in the original debating chamber to replicate Plenary.



Begin your visit with a tour of the Senedd, followed by activities in the Education Centre.

Siambr Hywel

Members of the Senedd meet in various committees to consider different issues.

School Senedd/ council members will consider what decisions they would make on 4 topical issues as members of the following committees:

  • Health Committee
  • Climate Change Committee
  • Economy Committee
  • Children, Young People and Education Committee

Pupils will propose workable solutions and justify their decision when acting politically.

Pupils will debate a topic in the original debating chamber - Siambr Hywel.



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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