Sixth Form London Politics Trip

Posted on: 18/04/2024


On the last day of Spring Term, Hatch End High School Sixth Form students had the fantastic opportunity to visit the heart of British Democracy - the Houses of Parliament, House of Lords, House of Commons and the Supreme Court in London.

HEHS Sixth Form student, Zahra, tells us more about the visit:

The highlight of the excursion was the opportunity to visit both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. In the House of Commons, we saw the most beautiful examples of architectural masterpieces and could walk in the corridors and rooms of this extraordinary building where important events like Prime Minister’s Questions takes place. We were also told about some memorable symbolic features of the building which hold long history and tradition in British Politics. Additionally, we had the chance to explore the House of Lords, where appointed members contribute their expertise to the legislative process.

Earlier that day, we had the opportunity to visit the Supreme Court where we got to visit all three court rooms. My favourite court room was number 2, which was dedicated towards women, inspiring them to be like Lady Hale, the first female justice, hoping young females will also follow in her footsteps into the profession and increase the number of female justices in the Supreme Court.

Throughout the day, we were captivated by the rich history and tradition of Parliament, from the iconic architecture, to the storied chambers where laws are debated and enacted. The trip concluded with a workshop, where we got to debate a bill and get an insight of how the legislative process works.

Overall, the visit to Parliament was a fun and educational experience that broadened our understanding of the Government.

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