On the 13th February Post 16 Law and Politics students enjoyed a trip to the Supreme Court of Justice and a Tour and Workshop in the Houses of Parliament. During the Supreme Court of Justice tour students were able to hear able about the work of the Court and some of the most notable cases in modern times. Students also found out about key women which have been trail blazers in the legal world. In the Houses of Parliament students had a tour an talk of the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

After the guided tour, the students were taken into the Parliament Education Centre to take part in a workshop about how our government creates legislation. During this workshop the students were quizzed on their own knowledge and then encouraged to form a miniature parliament to debate a piece of legislation of their own choosing. They heard a live debate in the Commons and participated in a workshop consolidating their learning of the legislative process. Students enjoyed a Q and A session with Iain Stewart, the MP for Milton Keynes South, discussing relevant local matters.

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The trip was incredibly informative for all involved and allowed the students to get a real feel for the way our democracy works and the important work which these institutions undertake.

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On Friday 7 February, the Year 10 Health and Social Care Ambassadors visited Hedgerows Family Centre where they were taken on a tour of the facility and met the wonderful staff who spoke about all the services they offer.

The students then went on to Langland Community School where they assisted in the delivery of a PE session for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage class.

The Year 10 students did the school proud and displayed excellent communication and teamwork skills as well as confidence and kindness.

I would like to say a huge thank you to Tina Price, the Family Centre Head at Milton Keynes Council, for helping me to arrange the trip and I would like to thank the staff at Hedgerows and Langland for making us feel so welcome.

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