Yesterday our post 16 students made an exciting trip the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. Our students were shown around the most famous corridors in British politics, before seeing the House of Commons and the House of Lords up close.
The students met with Robert Jenrick, the Member of Parliament for Newark as well as the Minister of State for Immigration. He took an interesting questions and answers session. They also met with Lord Norton: constitutional expert at the University of Hull who has been described as the UK’s greatest living expert on Parliament. Lord Norton talked about the UK constitution and the role of the House of Lords followed by a question and answer session.
At lunch time they left Parliament and followed the ‘Westminster sight seeing walk’ and enjoyed a picnic in St James’ park.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable trip and a great insight into the working of the Government and House of Lords.