Our Year 12 Government & Politics class visited the Houses of Parliament to learn more about British politics.
On Friday 18th January, the Year 12 Government and Politics class visited the Houses of Parliament The afternoon began with a specially tailored tour of the Palace of Westminster. It focused on the evolution, structure and function of the select committee system and included a visit to a select committee room. Building on the context set by the tour, pupils explored their opinions about select committees using primary sources to prepare arguments and held a debate on the motion: ‘Select committees are an effective and efficient way of scrutinising the government’. We were also fortunate enough to be joined by Baroness Elizabeth Barker who talked to the pupils about the role of a Peer in the House of Lords. It was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon and we learnt a lot!