Corridors of Power
Last week, Media Smart ran an exhibition in Westminster to raise awareness of the programme with parliamentarians and to help them understand more about the work we do. The Team had the opportunity to chat to MPs, Peers and also other people visiting for meetings – including civil servants, teachers and youth workers.
The historic building is incredible and well worth stopping by…coincidentally, during the week, there were visits by celebrity chef Jaimie Oliver (who we saw at a distance) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (who we didn’t see at all).
But we didn’t have time to look around, we were too busy recruiting 32 MPs and Peers as Media Smart ambassadors, where they promised to support us by telling schools, youth organisations, parents and guardians about our free educational resources.
To kick things off, we organised a launch event on Monday hosted by our Chairman Mark Lund and a small delegation from The Vyne School in Basingstoke who particularly enjoyed meeting Digital Industries Minister, Ed Vaizey.
We are delighted to say that MPs have already contacted us to get more information about how they can help us as they go about their constituency work. This is proof that, while the exhibition stand has been packed away for awhile, our political engagement is only just beginning.
In fact we’ve already begun to think about our next event…