On Monday 16th January, 17 students in Years 9 and 10, who do Politics as part of their Period 7, went to visit the Houses of Parliament and the Palace of Westminster.
The trip to Parliament included a workshop where students came up with their own bills to pass through as laws and students learnt how this process works. We were also lucky enough to have a tour around the whole site which included visiting Westminster Hall, Central Lobby and both the Houses of Commons and Lords.
When visiting the Commons we saw part of a debate about education funding and education buildings and got to listen to the current Education Secretary, Gillian Keegan, speak about plans going on in the Department for Education. Whilst at The Lords we listened to members speak about the current refugee crisis and what the government is doing to support refugees entering the country.
We finished the day returning to the Parliament Education Centre where we had a talk from Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami followed by some questions to Bim from our students.
A great day was had by all with some impeccable behaviour from all students and we look forward to returning to visit Parliament again with a new group of keen politicians.