Students from Eccles Sixth Form College visit Parliament

13 February 2020

At the end of January, students from the Eccles Sixth Form College’s Level 3 Public Services students visited parliament.

The students took part in a range of activities that spanned the whole day, which meant a very early start for the group. Commenting on the day, Head of Uniform Public Services Steve Settle, said: “Despite the early meeting time at Manchester Piccadilly, the learners had a fantastic day strolling the corridors of power in our nation’s capital.”

The day started off with a seminar in the Houses of Parliament education centre. The centre is a fantastic learning space for students. The seminar gave the students a brief insight into the countries constitutional history and the role of the different areas of parliament.

Next up was a tour of the House of Lords, Royal Chambers, and the House of Commons. The guide provided a fantastic insight into the process of legislation and both the ceremonial and functional parts of our 21st century constitutional monarchy.

Following the tour, the learners took in Whitehall, Horse Guards Parade, and Buckingham Palace.

Steve added: “The learners will now look to embed the learning from their trip in their next assignment task.”

If you are interested in finding more about the trips and visits our Uniform Public Services students go on, then come to our open event at Eccles Sixth Form College on Thursday 12th March. Click here to register your attendance.

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