Politics Trip to The Supreme Court and Parliament
The Year 12 A Level Politics group set off to London on Tuesday 26th September accompanied by Mrs Huntley and Mrs Pothecary. The tour started at The Supreme Court where our guide explained the role of The Supreme Court in the Main Court Room. She talked about some important recent cases, in particular the Brexit case and one about a Star Wars helmet! Being able to sit in the Judges seats made it a much more realistic and memorable experience for the girls.
We then went onto Parliament where we had a really stimulating tour of the Houses of Parliament. The tour guide made the girls really think about the relative importance and role of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. After this we had a lively workshop on 'Representation and Voting'. All very useful for studying A Level Politics!
These are just some of the comments from the girls:
“I have learnt how Parliament really works.” Natalie Wong
“As our first Politics Trip, I thought it was very insightful and interesting. We got to see the House of Lords and Commons. It was really cool to stand in the place where laws are made.” Corliss Tse
“Very engaging and educational. It really broadened my senses regarding UK Politics. I particularly loved the workshop; everyone participated well and definitely took something home.” Dunni
Words by Mrs R Huntley
Head of History