Year 12 Politics students' trip to Parliament and the Supreme Court
On Thursday 24th February 2022, twenty Year 12 Politics students visited Parliament and the Supreme Court to see politics in action outside the classroom.
Despite some biblical rain on our way, the group made it to Parliament early enough to take in a quick trip to Downing Street, with students enjoying the chance to peer up one of the most famous streets in the world. The visit was made particularly poignant by the fact that Russia's invasion of Ukraine had started that very morning. The whole group were particularly struck by just how many Ukrainian protesters they saw throughout the day, which offered a truly moving learning experience.
Students then entered Parliament, going for a tour of the building before having a workshop at Parliament's Education Centre afterwards. The group was also lucky enough to be joined by Lord Randall, who came to speak to students about his experiences as an MP and now as a peer in the House of Lords.
After leaving Parliament, students then visited the Supreme Court for a self-guided tour. Students were keen to learn more about the role of the Supreme Court, as well as being excited by the chance to observe a case in the public gallery.
Mr Amos had the following to say after the trip: "Altogether, the trip was thoroughly enriching for our students, made only more so due to the historic circumstances surrounding our visit. As teachers, it was fantastic to also be able to go back to Parliament after the pandemic had prevented us for so long; we look forward to our next opportunity next academic year."