Houses of Parliament Trip
On Wednesday 16th January, School Council Year Representatives and members of the ‘I am We’ Committee visited the Houses of Parliament … the day following Theresa May’s Brexit deal defeat. The day started with a tour of the Palace of Westminster. Students were then lucky enough to sit in the gallery to witness a showdown between Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May before a crucial vote of ‘no confidence' in the Prime Minister.
In the afternoon, students participated in a Law and Debating Workshop, which focused on the statute making procedure. Students simulated the process of passing one of these bills into law through active role play, selecting increasing the minimum sentence for carrying a knife to 10 years’ imprisonment as the best idea. Pupils debated this issue and then finally voted. The bill passed.
The day closed with Jim Fitzpatrick (MP for the Poplar and Limehouse constituency) meeting with pupils to talk about his work, career path and answer any lingering questions.
Overall, it was a unique experience for all; particularly on such a momentous day. Hopefully, this will motivate and inspire our students in their duties as the voices of the Bow School community.
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