Politics Students visit the Houses of Parliament

Politics Students visit the Houses of Parliament

In early February, around 60 AS Politics students visited the Houses of Parliament for a tour of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, then took part in an informative “Making Laws” workshop. 
 
During the visit students had the chance to see Westminster Hall, the oldest part of the Houses of Parliament and were involved in a mock debate on tuition fees, with student Elisa Greene-Labonte, assuming the role of Speaker.  Local Conservative MP Crispin Blunt ran a useful Q and A session with the group from Reigate College, taking questions on subjects as diverse as Brexit and rail strikes.  
 
Politics teacher Nick de Souza, said, “The day proved a great opportunity for students to experience first-hand how parliament works, and not just in the way that students read in textbooks. We got to see MPs and members of the House of Lords debate the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, met our local MP and found out, through a mock activity, just how difficult it is to get a law passed.” 
 
 
 
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