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Pupils get to grips with politics on “awe-inspiring” tour in the capital

Written by on February 8, 2019

Pupils get to grips with politics on “awe-inspiring”

tour in the capital

Staffordshire pupils got a rare view of what it takes to work in the bustling heart of the UK’s political
arena with a trip to the capital.
With the political debate over Brexit still continuing to consume the headlines, it was a perfect time
for the Student Leadership Team from The Hart School in Rugeley to visit the Houses of Parliament
for a special “awe-inspiring” tour.

The pupils got to see inside Parliament, the House of Commons, the Lords’ Chamber, witnessed
the Speaker’s precession into the chamber, took part in a debate workshop, and even went on to
create their own mock bill and practice how to turn it into law.

And that’s not all. The schoolchildren, which included A Level Politics pupils from the school’s Sixth
Form, also met Cannock Chase MP, Amanda Milling, and took part in a Q&A session with her topics
of interest.

The trip was a reward for the Student Leadership Team members being fantastic school role models
and providing a vital link between staff and students.

The Hart School Principal Chris Keen said: “This special visit was organised as a reward to recognise
the team’s hard work and commitment to their roles so far, and to help to improve their knowledge
and understanding of how democracy and government works.

“All of the students conducted themselves impeccably and were fabulous school ambassadors.
“We hope to one day to be able to visit one of our pupils in a future role in the Houses of Parliament,
which each of these pupils has the ambition and the drive to achieve.”

The Hart School is part of Creative Education Trust and was rated Good by Ofsted in April 2018. For
more on what school can offer your child visit www.hartschool.org.uk or call 01889 802440.

 


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