Politics Trip Gets Students' Vote
Lower Sixth Formers visit the Supreme Court, Whitehall and The Houses of Parliament.
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.
Students had a private meeting with Lady Hale, president of the Supreme Court, where they heard about the impact of the Human Rights Act, the need to avoid politicising the Court, politicians’ acceptance of the Court’s ruling on Human Rights issues and the need for more female, diverse representation in the judiciary.
The group explored Whitehall, walking via the Foreign and Commonwealth Offices and Downing Street to The Houses of Parliament, where they enjoyed a full guided 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 took part in a lively Question and Answer session with Huntingdon MP Jonathan Djanogly.
Politics teacher Mr Chris Bates, said: “This was a highly enjoyable and rewarding experience for our students, enriching their study of the UK political system.”