Visit to Parliament
Year 10 students enjoyed a visit to the Houses of Parliament on 11 October, when they were hosted by our local MP, Harriett Baldwin.
Eloise Attlee, great-great-niece of Prime Minister Clement Attlee was particularly excited to be following in her ancestor’s footsteps.
The girls learned about the history of the Palace of Westminster during a guided tour, watched debates in the House of Commons and the House of Lords and were inspired by a question and answer session with Mrs Baldwin.
Kay Baxter said “I found this trip fun and interesting. My favourite part was actually watching the House of Commons in action. The debate was interesting and it was great to see what it’s really like. Talking to Harriett Baldwin was also interesting and I learnt lots about what life as an MP and Minister is like.”
Baifern Aupatcha agreed “The trip felt different to others because it was a once in a life-time opportunity. I learnt more about British Politics, as Harriett Baldwin had a small Q & A session with us. I enjoyed listening to the discussion in the House of Commons about Syria and in the House of Lords about teenage suicides. We also had a tour around Westminster Hall and learnt about its history, captured in its ancient architecture.”