28 September 2023

A political trip

Our Sixth Form Politics pupils had a unique opportunity to visit two iconic institutions: the Houses of Parliament and the UK Supreme Court.

The day began with a guided tour of the Houses of Parliament, offering them a rare glimpse behind the scenes. They were particularly fascinated by the voting lobbies used by MPs and were surprised to find the House of Commons smaller than expected.

Following the tour, the group took part in an educational session focusing on pressure groups and their impact on UK Politics. Their impressive knowledge garnered praise from the session leader, who as a result delved into more advanced activities with them.

During the trip pupils also explored the UK Supreme Court, located in the historic Middlesex Guildhall, where they enjoyed an informative exhibition on the court’s history and the roles of its justices.

The day proved to be a fantastic practical learning opportunity for the pupils leaving them with valuable insights into British politics and the judicial system.