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Parliamentary privilege for Bridgeway pupils

02 April 2024

Pupils from Bridgeway School recently entered the world of politics, visiting to the Houses of Parliament, where they took part in tours and workshops.

To begin, pupils sat in the public gallery, where they witnessed history being made as they watched and listened to a formal debate on driverless cars taking place in the House of Commons. They then visited Westminster Hall and the House of Lords, and even saw a working Post Office between the two chambers. The young people were amazed by the magnificent rooms and the wonderful artwork which was inside these historic buildings.

After the tour, they participated in an interactive workshop where they discussed and presented their ideas for new laws.  They also raised concerns about the many current issues young people now face in modern Britain. The Deputy Speaker/MP for the school's constituency, Nigel Evans, joined them in the workshop, offering his support and answering all the pupils’ questions. Nigel explained how the pupils’ ideas would be considered by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. 

One pupil commented: “We all had an excellent time exploring Westminster and of course seeing some of London’s iconic landmarks on the way. We cannot truly express just how much of a fabulous day we had. This trip has inspired us to become more involved in politics and we hope to visit Parliament again very soon.”

What a fantastic and inspiring opportunity. Well done, everyone!

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