College students get to the heart of UK politics

College students get to the heart of UK politics

The sun shone brightly over the Palace of Westminster on Friday 3 November when 26 Upper and Lower Sixth A Level Politics students visited the Houses of Parliament.

The students were given a one-hour guided tour during which they were introduced to the workings of Parliament, and had a chance to see some of its most famous sites for themselves, including the Robing room, the House of Lords, and the Public Gallery of the House of Commons. The students also had the opportunity to visit Westminster Hall and stand in the famous Central Lobby area.

Following the tour, the students took part in a lively and engaging workshop. Exploring the themes of representation and voting, they worked in teams to develop and present their own party manifesto.
 
The visit ended with a 20-minute talk by MP for Croydon South Chris Philp on his work in the Commons, followed by a question and answer session.
 
Head of Humanities Ivan Tomb said of the trip: ‘This was an enjoyable and engaging visit to the Houses of Parliament, and really brought politics to life for the students.’
 
Find out more about studying Politics at Coulsdon College. 
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