On the 19th of September 2023, Law and Politics learners from SGS Sixth visited the Houses of Parliament with their teachers, Maddie Peace and Lamin Sanneh.
On the trip, the learners were shown around Parliament, being able to see important national locations such as Westminster Hall, the House of Commons, the House of Lords and the robing room where the King gets ready prior to the State Opening of Parliament. They also took part in a workshop session looking at what laws should be introduced, with sessions exploring current events such as debates around legislation to ban XL Bully dogs and legislation around immigration policy.
The learners also got the opportunity to speak to their local MP, Jack Lopresti, and ask him questions about Parliament and issues important to them; such as public transport in the Bristol area and education funding.
Maddie, who organised the trip, said “This was an amazing opportunity for the learners who study both Politics and Law. They really enjoyed the trip, and the workshop was excellent and helped them to develop their public speaking skills. It also really contextualised the political process helping them embed what they have studied in the classroom."