Sixth formers visit the Houses of Parliament
A group of 10 sixth formers made their way to London to pay a visit to the Houses of Parliament last week.
The students travelled by train to the capital on Monday, September 24, and took a guided tour of the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
The students then met with Iain Mansfield, Assistant Director at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, who spoke to them about his job and his role in putting a new law through Parliament.
Teacher Felicity Cornish, who ran the trip, said: “We got to go properly into the House of Commons and the House of Lords and got a good clear picture of how government works. We learned lots of interesting history and stories about past Kings, Queens and Prime Ministers.
“The students were really struck by how small the House of Commons was and they also asked some good questions as they went round Parliament.”
Year 13 student Morium Akter, who went on the trip, said: “I think it was a great experience. I wouldn’t have probably got the chance to go otherwise. The buildings of the Houses of Parliament are beautiful. I would love to do it again.”