A Level students studying Politics at Benenden recently had the privilege of visiting Parliament and the Supreme Court in Westminster.
First arriving at Westminster Hall, students were joined by recent Benenden Senior Sophie, who has followed up her outstanding A Level results last summer with experience working in Parliament – experience the students were greatly inspired to hear about.
The group were then given a tour around Parliament, during which they were fortunate to see the room where Guy Fawkes was caught in 1605, and the procession of Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle into the House of Parliament.
Question and answer sessions were held with some Parliamentary interns, and in one of the Parliamentary committee rooms students sat in chairs commonly used by MPs for an insightful discussion with Greg Clark, MP of Tunbridge Wells.
Following lunch, the students made their way to the Supreme Court, where they witnessed the proceedings of a live case. A tour of the building followed, before students entered an empty court room to take part in a mock trial as either appellants, defendants or Supreme Court justices.