Our A Level Politics students enjoyed a fantastic three-day trip to London last week, visiting the Houses of Parliament, a tour of the Palace of Westminster and meetings with local MPs Chris Hazzard and Stephen Farry.
The highlight was front row seats at PMQs, an opportunity to experience the febrile Commons atmosphere and the verbal jousting between Liz Truss and Keir Starmer, as well as contributions from former Prime Minister Theresa May and DUP Leader Jeffrey Donaldson.
Katie Waddell writes:
“It was a really fantastic trip. We even had the opportunity to stand in the House of Lords, although we weren’t allowed to sit on the seats. Later, we joined a workshop where we learnt about the different UK voting systems and how to create our own political party manifesto. In the session with the MPs we discussed a number of local issues, such as the gondola and wind farm plan for the Mournes.”
The evening programme was equally engaging, with a giant-sized game of Monopoly on the and a visit to the West End to watch the show ‘Hamilton’, a useful primer for the US Politics course.