Wisbech Grammar School visit Parliament

Wisbech Grammar parliament trip
Wisbech Grammar parliament trip

Politics students enjoyed a privileged glimpse of parliament at work during a trip to the capital.

Nine lower sixth form students and two teachers from Wisbech Grammar School dropped into a debate on one of the 20 opposition days of the year during the visit to London last month.

They also enjoyed a tour of parliament, including Westminster Hall and chambers, a meeting with North East Cambridgeshire MP Steve Barclay, and a walking tour of Whitehall.

In the Supreme Court they 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, in action.

Tim Chapman, the school’s head of politics, said: “The trip enabled us to see all three branches of the United Kingdom government, which was really useful for the course.”