Pilgrimage to Parliament 25.11.16

Along with PMQs, Hammond’s first autumn budget statement and our Year 12 Politics students tour it was a very busy day in parliament yesterday!

The House was packed, but this didn’t stop 34 AS government and politics students, from both ends of The Walks, from enjoying an interesting day that included a tour of the Palace of Westminster, the House of Lords and a workshop session in the new Parliament Education Service Centre. All of which directly supported their current studies on the workings of parliament and the role of political parties in government.

As if this wasn’t absorbing enough the second part of the day’s trip was a tour of the Supreme Court. Here we were entertained with a lecture on the purpose and workings of the court by one of the court’s chief administrators in Court no. 2. Followed by a Q & A session in Court no 3 and an opportunity to sit in and observe – live – the proceedings in Court no 1. Fascinating!