Miss Willis and Miss Hough, from the English Faculty, took eleven Year 10 and 11 pupils to the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday, 13th December. We met up with Margaret Greenwood, the Wirral MP (Labour) and had the opportunity to hear an array of interesting information, including how she got into politics and how our students could do the same. It was fascinating to learn that Margaret was a former English teacher and she became a campaigner for employment rights, which led her to her current career.
We then had a fascinating tour of the House of Lords, led by an incredibly knowledgeable guide from Liverpool, who talked us through the history of some of the traditions within Westminster. We couldn't get in to see the House of Commons as it was packed out due to Prime Minister's Questions.
The Labour Party Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, was going to see us after our tour, but sadly, he was called away to attend an urgent meeting after PMQs. He very kindly recorded us a personal video message, apologising for not be able to see us, and wished the students all the best with their studies and their future.