On Tuesday 27th February a group of Year 12 and 13 Politics students visited the Houses of Parliament.
Upon their arrival in London, the group had a walking tour of some of the key sites including Trafalgar Square, The Mall, Buckingham Palace, St James’ Park, Horseguards, Downing Street and Parliament Square.
We were welcomed at the Houses of Parliament by Lord Faulkner of Worcester (Deputy Speaker in the House of Lords) who had kindly booked the group into a Lords committee room.
Here Lord Faulkner conducted a Q&A session about the role and functions of the House of Lords.
A tour of the Houses of Parliament followed and the group was able to see debates in both the Lords and Commons.
Following this, the group engaged with an educational workshop provided by the Parliament Education Service about the principles of Represention and Voting. The students then had the opportunity to meet and discuss current issues with their local constituency MP, Mr Nigel Huddleston.
The trip provided a wonderful opportunity for students to see at first hand the institutions which they have spent so long studying.
Mrs Griffiths and Mr Freeman