Pupils from Avon Park School recently visited Westminster as part of their learning about British democracy and the political system.

Their day started with a train journey to London and with many of the pupils experiencing the hustle and bustle of London for the first time, they all worked together and took the whole experience in their stride.

Once they arrived, they witnessed a debate in the House of Commons and the House of Lords. They then learned about women and the vote followed by a visit from Mark Pawsey, Rugby’s MP who answered an array of questions posed by pupils, from Brexit to his favourite football team.

Upon leaving Westminster, the budding politicians were given VIP treatment at Euston train station where they were privately escorted through the terminal by staff and lead to their reserved seats.

The trip was organised by Ed Wright, Assistant Head Teacher who is also a UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador. As the trip was a great success another visit is being planned for November.

Well done everyone!