Parliament Role Play and VCE Role Play
The Parliament of Victoria offers an exciting program for year 5, 6, 7 and 11 & 12 VCE Legal Studies classes visiting Parliament House. The Parliament Role Play provides a chance for students to act out different roles in Parliament and pass their own law.
Students use the Legislative Assembly Chamber, dress up and use props. They act in the roles of Speaker, Clerk, Serjeant-at-Arms, Premier, Leader of the Opposition and front benchers.
Years 5, 6 & 7 students choose an issue to debate, read from prepared scripts and vote on a proposed law.
VCE teachers are given a choice of different bills for their students to debate:
- Crimes and Domestic Animals Acts Amendment (Offences and Penalties) Bill 2011 (known as the Dangerous Dogs Bill)
- Crimes Amendment (Bullying) Bill 2011 (Brodie’s Law)
- Crimes Amendment (Sexual Offences and Other Matters) Bill 2014 (known as the Sexting Bill)
- Summary Offences Amendment (Upskirting) Bill 2007
Students will gain an understanding of how a law is made — from idea to reality.
Role plays are conducted by experienced staff members who regularly work with school groups visiting Parliament. The topics covered are designed to assist in meeting the Civics and Citizenship domain of AusVELS (the Australian Curriculum
Role play teaches students how the Parliament of Victoria:
- makes laws
- provides representative democracy for Victorians
- has a rich and colourful history.
Bookings can be made for non-sitting days at 9.30 am, 11.30 am or 1.30 pm. The visit will last for approximately 1.5 hours and includes a guided tour of the building.
To check for available times see the Booking Availability.
The maximum number of students for each Role Play is 30.
Parliament Role Plays are free of charge.
- Last Updated: Thursday, 17 December 2015 08:50