School Political History & Civil Rights Trip to Brussels

Give your students the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the importance of the role of MEPs by allowing them to step into their shoes for the day. This unique 2.5 hour role-playing game will see your students become MEPs, with the responsibility for responding to legislative proposals from the European Commission and the pressures of interacting with Council representatives, pressure groups, journalists and citizens. They will watch video clips, and receive phone calls and emails to recreate the real working environment of MEPs. They will learn the importance of being able to form strong alliances, as well as negotiate with the other European institutions. They will also discover the importance of communicating with the media. If you are looking for a school politics tour that will allow your students to better comprehend the political processes involved within the European Parliament, then this tour to Brussels is ideal. 

Specifications & Topics Supported

A Level: Unit 1: People, Politics and Participation
Unit 2: Governing Modern Britain
Unit 4B: Ideologies in Action

Day 1 Travel to Brussels

European Commission followed by "MEP for a day" role-playing game

Evening meal
Day 2 Bank of Belgium Meet MEP for a tour of the EU Parliament Return to UK

This price includes:

  • 1 night's half-board accommodation
  • Return executive coach travel 
  • Return ferry crossings
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Detailed information pack
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Motorway tolls and taxes
  • VAT
N.B. Activities listed in the itinerary are not neccessarily included in the price. Contact us for further information.

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"MEP for A Day" Role-Play Game

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European Parliament

European Parliament

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European Commission

European Commission

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National Bank of Belgium

National Bank of Belgium

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Meininger Hotel Brussels

The 3* Meininger Hotel is a very popular choice among school groups visiting Brussels.

The hotel offers a total of 150 modern and comfortable rooms. Students will be accommodated in multibedded rooms and staff in twins or singles. All rooms come with a private bathroom and flat-screen TV.

The hotel is perfect for groups offering a range of amenities such as a games room, lounge, ticket and packed lunch services, and free wi-fi throughout.

A buffet breakfast is served each morning in the restaurant, and vending machines are on-hand for snacks.

Sleepwell Brussels

Sleepwell Brussels is an eco-friendly hostel whose profits help fund social and community projects.

Groups will stay in multi-bedded rooms and group leaders in twins. All rooms have a desk, a wardrobe, a bathroom, and lockers (padlocks and be rented at reception).

A buffet brekafast is served every morning, and the evening meal is available on request.

The hostel also offers free WiFi, a terrace, a library, a games room with table tennis, boardgames & fußball, rehearsal space and meeting rooms for group activities. There is a bar in which staff can relax in the evenings.

Hotel Prestige

The Hotel Prestige is well located close to Brussels North Train Station and a 15-20 minute walk from the Grand Place making it an excellent base from which to explore the city.

Students will generally be accommodated in triple and twin rooms and staff in twins. All rooms are en-suite.

Rooms are bright and spacious and have excellent facilities, including satellite TV, hair dryer, mini bar, free wifi and soundproofed windows.

The hotel also has a meeting room which you can book, with a capacity of up to 55 people.

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