Parliament visit for budding politicians

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Budding politicians got the chance to see UK democracy in action during a trip to the capital to witness MPs debating the issue of Universal Credit in the Houses of Parliament.

Twenty-seven students from Year 8 watched a live debate in the House of Commons, toured the landmark Palace of Westminster, and took part in a workshop about the Suffragette movement and the importance of  voting in the UK. 

They also got the chance to quiz Wolverhampton South East MP, Eleanor Smith, about her role.

Citizenship teacher, Ms C Hartshorne, said: “It was a great opportunity for our students to get a better insight into the voting system in the UK and see democracy in action.

“Not everybody gets the opportunity to watch live debates in the House of Commons or sit down with an MP in the Palace of Westminster to discuss politics.

“All of the students were delightful and a credit to the school. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience.”

As part of the trip, students also took a step back in time to get a glimpse of 1,000 years of history at the famous London Dungeon tourist attraction, which brings to life macabre historical events.

Posted on October 22, 2018 .