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Posted on: February 23rd 2024

Trip to the Houses of Parliament and Supreme Court

On Friday 23 February, Year 12 Politics students had an amazing opportunity to take a trip to the Houses of Parliament and the UK Supreme Court. Starting with the Supreme Court, they were given a tour and insight into the history and development of the Supreme Court as well as the very important cases that have been heard there, the most recent being the Rwanda case in November of last year. Students were then given additional time to explore the rest of the courtrooms and an astounding exhibition displaying various historical books and documents. 

At Parliament, students had the lucky experience of watching a debate in the House of Commons about a private member’s bill on “Unauthorised entry to football matches”. After this, they were allowed into the House of Lords chamber rather than just the public gallery. They were also given a tour of the Houses of Parliament as a whole, delving deeper into its fascinating history and evolution in terms of structure and voting rights. 

The last element students explored was Westminster Hall, where multiple important figures in history were seen lying-in-state, from Queen Elizabeth II to Winston Churchill. In short, it was an engaging and informative trip which gave students a greater understanding of the inner workings of our Legislative and Judicial systems.                                         

Review written by May (12AB) and Isobelle (12CS)


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