Visit to Parliament

WEB2 SmallPSHCE Visit to Parliament September 2017 At the end of September the PSHCE Department arranged a visit to Parliament in London. After a long morning travelling the students arrived at Parliament and were given a tour of the historic House of Commons and House of Lords. Included in the tour were the Queen’s private chambers and Cerys Bywater was lucky enough to use the Queen’s personal lift!

The purpose of the visit was to understand how our democratic institutions work. Whilst in the Commons the students learnt about the role of the Prime Minister and the cabinet as well as how laws are made and how Parliament holds the government to account.

The students also toured the Lords in all its gilded splendour and learned about the controversy over hereditary peerages and the Lords’ move toward a fairer system. WEB1 Small

After a brief sojourn down Whitehall where the students passed 10 Downing Street, The Cenotaph and Whitehall Palace we arrived at Trafalgar Square for some R&R. The students then boarded the coach for the long trip back up north to the constituency of Colne Valley. Hopefully we can repeat the trip next year.

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