Year 12 and 13 Politics visit the UK’s Cabinet Office and No 10 Downing Street
At the start of 2020, Year 12 and 13 Government and Politics students went on a trip to the Whitehall’s Admiralty House to take part in the UK Cabinet Office’s “Minister for a Day – Spending Challenge”.
Over the course of the afternoon students negotiated with one another, as Ministers do, to agree a budget for their department. Having weighed up different spending pressures and opportunities to reform public spending, they then pitched their budget needs to the “Chancellors” (Marta Fernandez-Pino and Kirsty Hawkes) who had to agree or not agree, and in some instances even imposing further cuts! You will be pleased to know that by the end of the afternoon, they had agreed on a budget with education as it’s main priority!
After the fun afternoon at Authority House, the students also got to visit the famous black door on Number 10 Downing Street for the ultimate photo opportunity. It was a wonderful trip and the students were excellent.