On Thursday 26th January, twenty-three Arthur Terry sixth formers, studying Government & Politics, visited the Houses of Parliament. Students toured the Palace and watched both the Commons and ‘the other place’ in session from the public viewing galleries. The Commons were debating the fairness of pub tenancies in the face of near monopolies exerted by the largest breweries, whilst the Lords were engaged in passionate exchanges regarding the forthcoming Brexit white paper.
Students participated in a ‘Rights & Representation’ workshop within Parliament’s new education centre before having a Q&A session with our constituency MP, Andrew Mitchell. A few students were also fortunate enough to briefly chat with former Education and Justice Secretary, Michael Gove and were able to quiz him about his interview with Donald Trump last week!
A huge thanks to Mr Townsend, Mrs Caron-Viles and Mrs Roche (Vision Support Team, BCC) who accompanied myself and the students on the trip.