Speaker's Outreach Program
The Objective of the Speaker's Outreach Program is to promote awareness and understanding of the House of Assembly and the democratic process to students in Newfoundland and Labrador through a non-partisan approach.The unique geographic nature of our province often makes it difficult for some students to come to the Legislature. The Speaker's Outreach Program provides a means of bringing the House of Assembly to those who are not able to visit!
Bringing the Legislature to the Students
Through the Outreach Program the Speaker will visit schools throughout Newfoundland and Labrador by request. During the visit students will learn about the Legislature and the Legislative process. A local MHA may accompany the Speaker (depending on his/her availability) to talk with students about the role of Members.
The Speakerís presentation to the students will include the following topics:
- Role of the Speaker
- Role of MHAs
- How laws are made
- Photo tour of the Chamber
- Brief history of the House
- Page Program
- Youth Parliament
Learning PackageThe House of Assembly wants the Speakerís Outreach Program experience to be informative and memorable for those who participate. We are developing a comprehensive learning package that includes a variety of supplementary materials that can be utilized in the classroom before and after the visit from the Speaker.
Target Grade LevelsThe Speakerís Outreach Program is targeted to students in Junior High (Grades 7, 8 and 9) and Senior High (Levels I, II and III).
Request a VisitSchools wishing to participate in the Speakerís Outreach Program should make a request as early as possible in the school year. It may also be helpful to consult with other schools in your area on their interest in participating in the Program. This would assist the House of Assembly in coordinating visits to schools in the same area. The Speakerís availability for visits is dependant on various factors including House of Assembly sittings, commitments associated with the role of the Speaker, as well as the Speakerís duties as an MHA.
Contact UsFor more information on the Speakerís Outreach Program or to request a visit to your school, please contact the Speakerís Office at: