Pupils visit Parliament

Collyer's pupils visit Parliament SUS-150513-124124001
Collyer's pupils visit Parliament SUS-150513-124124001

40 Politics students enjoyed a visit to the Houses of Parliament. After a tour of the Palace of Westminster they were able to step inside the opulent House of Lords chamber, as well as being taken ‘behind the scenes’ to places that only M.P.’s are normally allowed to access!

George Lear, Subject Leader for Government and Politics at Collyer’s said: “It’s always special to visit Parliament, particularly in this election year, and the students gained a huge amount of educational value from the trip.”

After the main tour, the party of students proceeded to the Grand Committee Room where they took part in a debate on the value of Select Committees. Natasha Floodgate, Omer Selcuk, Maddie Lord, Austin Harwood-Stamper, Harry Close and Cameron Harris each played prominent roles in a lively discussion!

Assistant Principal Melanie Russell said: “We have a strong Government and Politics department at Collyer’s and we are very grateful to George for organising this worthwhile trip for the students. I am sure that this will be hugely beneficial to their studies. What a fantastic opportunity!”

Jacob Pepper-Smith, who is studying AS Government and Politics, said: “The trip was very informative and gave a good insight into how the country is run. The educational session on the Select Committee was really helpful to my studies. Thank-you to the teachers for making it happen!”

Report and picture contributed by Collyer’s.