Trip to Houses of Parliament
8 Mar 2024

Trip to Houses of Parliament

The Year 11 GCSE Citizenship students began their long awaited trip to the Houses of Parliament during a downpour on 29th February but fortunately the rain held off as we headed along the South Bank. We were incredibly lucky to see a debate in the chamber of the Commons but sadly the Lords was closed to the public. However we were privileged to see Black Rod lead some dignitaries into the Lords. The students were pleased to sit in Westminster Hall and see where the Queen’s Lying-In-State took place.

The highlight of the trip was observing the pupils taking part in a lively debate as to whether the voting age should be lowered to 16. As Amir, Dylan and others took to the floor in full vigour, Ruth Cadbury MP came to greet the students and answered some interesting questions.

It is always a real privilege to visit the Palace of Westminster with our students who are so enthusiastic and inquisitive.

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