Wisbech students get a glimpse inside the workings of the House of Commons

The photo shows group members of Wisbech Grammar School in the shadow of Big Ben. Photo by Tim Chapm

The photo shows group members of Wisbech Grammar School in the shadow of Big Ben. Photo by Tim Chapman. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech Grammar School politics students gained a glimpse of government through a trip to Westminster to watch top politicians in action.

Two teachers and nine sixth form students had a tour of parliament, including Westminster Hall and both chambers, and a walking tour of Whitehall.

The tour concluded by meeting NE Cambs MP Steve Barclay.

The group attended a debate during one of the 20 opposition days during the year. This included watching the chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee Labour MP Keith Vaz contributing to the discussion.

In the Supreme Court students watched president Lord Neuberger, Britain’s most senior judge, and deputy president Baroness Hale, who was last year named as the fourth most powerful woman in the United Kingdom.


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Head of politics at Wisbech grammar Tim Chapman praised the trip as an educational resource.

“The trip enabled us to see all three branches of the United Kingdom government, which was really useful for the course.”

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