6th Formers Attended Speed Debating Workshop

Wednesday 08 March 2017

A group of our Sixth Formers spent an afternoon in the Houses of Parliament for the Political Speed Debating Workshop and a Tour of Parliament. The students spent the first hour being shown around the Houses of Parliament; they stopped for a group photo in St. Stephen's Hall, the oldest part of Parliament, and then went into both the House of Lords and House of Commons to watch debates taking place.

Students then took part in the workshop where they had the opportunity to meet a variety of people who work in Parliament. These included Baroness Grey-Thompson (Crossbench Peer, Paralympian and Motivational Speaker), Lord Bird (Crossbench Peer, Founder of the Big Issue Magazine) and Neil Coyle (Labour MP, Work and Pensions Committee, Constituency MP for Ark Globe Academy). After the workshop, Sixth Formers spent some more time with Neil Coyle, as they continued discussions around housing, welfare, work and funding. All of the students who attended enjoyed this very productive day at the Houses of the Parliament.