Politics Students Visit Parliament

24.05.2022

Politics students in the Sixth Form recently had the opportunity to visit Parliament .

Before entering the Palace of Westminster, students reflected upon surrounding statues, including those of Nelson Mandela, Gandhi and Millicent Fawcett. They then had the chance to see Westminster Hall before enjoying a guided tour, ending up in the central lobby where they saw the four corners representing the UK.

S tudents had the chance to discuss ways of helping more women into Parliament with Dame Eleanor Laing, a Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, and to meet Lord Redesdale in the Lord Chancellor’s room.

Students then witnessed the beginning of ministerial questions, covering levelling up and the impact of price rises in the House of Commons, before touring and spending some time watching a case in the Supreme Court.