Political tour for students

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Political tour for students

06 October 2014

Government and Politics A Level students recently travelled to London to visit various areas of political significance to the UK. 

In Parliament our students were hosted by local MP Dr Phillip Lee’s secretary who told them about the work Dr Lee has been doing for Bracknell during the last year.

The tour itself was guided by the volunteers in Parliament and started with the House of Lords, taking in the Queen's route through Parliament and ending with the House of Commons.

Following the tour of parliament the students then headed across to visit the Supreme Court, a first for one of our students’ politics tours. Here they were able to have a look at the three court rooms and were lucky enough to see some lawyers discussing a case they would be working on later that day.

 

To complete the trip the students then visited Whitehall to see some of the government buildings that surround Parliament and Downing Street.

Student Lauren Raine said:

“The tour guide was very inspirational, he knew a substantial amount and the tour filled us in on lots of the interesting details about Parliament.”

Tutor David Constable believes the trip was an invaluable experience for the students:

“The consensus amongst the students was that the tour was an excellent experience that enabled them to put a sense of reality to the concepts covered in class. All the students agreed in the feedback session that Parliament is an inspiring place and that they could sense the significance that politics has on the UK whilst we were exploring London.“

Bracknell & Wokingham College offers A Levels in 19 subjects – come and find out more on Monday 13 May at our Information Evening for parents and prospective students, 6-8pm at our Church Road centre.

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