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.
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.