Politics Trip Gets Students' Vote
Lower Sixth Formers visit The Houses of Parliament, the Supreme Court and Whitehall.
Our Lower Sixth Form Politics students enjoyed a memorable trip to London recently, to visit The Houses of Parliament, the Supreme Court and the area of Whitehall.
At the Supreme Court, students saw the impressive Lady Hale putting a lawyer under due pressure, and experienced for themselves the sense of seriousness, judicial attentiveness, and openness in the courts.
The group then walked via the Foreign and Commonwealth Offices and Downing Street to the National Portrait Gallery, to view paintings of prime ministers, parliamentarians, and other famous state figures and political events
The day concluded with a tour of the House of Commons and Lords, as well as a workshop on Passing Legislation. Following some successful MP and Peer spotting, our students also enjoyed a lively discussion with Kimbolton’s MP Jonathan Djanogly, about English Votes for English Laws, and the debate they had watched on extending Sunday Trading.
Mr Toby Leadbetter, Head of Politics, said: “All in all it was an exciting day, the buzz of Westminster politics is palpable and catches hold of one very quickly. Any student pursuing a course in Politics will be impressed by all that we take in on this trip.”