THE Stonehenge School visited the Houses Of Parliament on Monday the 27th of January 2020. With such a large number of students involved in our Schools’ school council, this was an informative, enlightening insight into realistic politics and an in-depth view on how the government works.

The students were given a tour of the two buildings (the House of Commons and the House of Lords) and were shown around various rooms and hallways within the houses of parliament.

One student was surprised with the different facts they learnt on the day, they explained that they “Couldn’t come to terms with how small the Houses Of Commons is, compared to how big it looks on the telly!”.

Along with the informative tour, the students also participated in a workshop. The workshop explained the UK voting system. The students ran their own mock election, where they tried to secure seats for their parties chosen MP’S and had to campaign for their parties to gain votes based on their devised manifestos. All of the students thoroughly enjoyed the workshop activity as it was a practical, ‘hands-on’ taster for them to experience voting as they will most likely be involved in the next election.

Overall the Stonehenge School found the day “extremely fun” and was enjoyed by both the staff and pupils.

By Harvey Tune