Baroness Knight talks to students
Year 7 students gained an insight into the parliamentary process when a member of the House of Lords made a visit.
Baroness Knight met with Year 7 students for an hour to talk about the work and role of the upper House.. This was followed by a question and answer session on various aspects of the parliamentary process and life at Westminster generally.
Senior Assistant Principal Kirsty Farrar said: “Baroness Knight visited last year and gave a great talk and so it was really nice to be able to invite her back again.
“This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to interact with someone who knows the parliamentary system inside out, as it can sometimes seem far removed from their daily lives.”
The visit was arranged through the Lord Speaker’s “Peers in Schools” programme, which has been running across the UK since 2007 and has so far involved around 50,000 young people. This continuing outreach programme sends members of the House of Lords into schools and colleges across the country to give talks in support of the citizenship curriculum.