Peers in School Visit to the Misbourne

The Misbourne hosted a talk from a member of the House of Lords on Friday 24 November, to encourage students to become more engaged with the political and parliamentary process.   Baroness Pidding met Sixth Form students to talk about the work and role of the House of Lords, followed by a question and answer session on various aspects of the parliamentary process and life at the Houses of Parliament generally.

Head of Sixth Form David Dwight at The Misbourne said, “This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to hear from and speak with someone who plays an important role in Parliament. The students are very politically interested and asked some great questions on a wide range of issues.  Baroness Pidding received warm applause at the end and was very generous with her time staying well beyond her talk to interact with our Sixth Formers”.

The visit was arranged through the Lord Speaker’s “Peers in Schools” outreach programme, which was established across the UK in 2007 and has so far involved around 90,000 young people.  Members of the House of Lords visit schools, academies and colleges to give talks in support of the citizenship curriculum. 

For further information, and to make an application, see the Lord Speaker’s web page at www.parliament.uk/lordspeaker.

 


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