MELTON Vale Post 16 Centre has hosted a talk from a member of the House of Lords to encourage students to engage more with the political and parliamentary process.
Baroness Berridge met with sixth form law, politics, citizenship and history students and spoke about the work and role of the House of Lords. This was followed by a question and answer session on various aspects of the parliamentary process and life at Westminster.
Janene Weymouth, head of law and citizenship at MV16 in Burton Road, said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to interact with someone who knows the parliamentary system inside out, as it can sometimes seem far removed from their daily lives.”
The visit was arranged through the Lord Speaker’s Peers in Schools programme, which has been running across the UK since 2007 and has so far involved around 15,000 young people. This outreach programme sends members of the House of Lords into schools and colleges across the country to give talks in support of the citizenship curriculum.
l For further information, see the Lord Speaker’s web page at www.parliament.uk/lordspeaker
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