Weston College law and forensic science students tour the Houses of Parliament and Supreme Court
By YouPR | Thursday, March 14, 2013, 11:26
WESTON College law and forensic science students toured London's Houses of Parliament and Supreme Court in a visit organised by the Parliament Education Service.
Weston College law and forensic science students visit Houses of Parliament and Supreme Court
As well as an interactive 'making laws' workshop the 26 students met Weston MP John Penrose who talked about his role and answered questions.
The students saw the Speaker's ceremony in the House of Lords and at the House of Commons listened to a debate led by Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan-Smith.
Weston College Law Lecturer Alexandra Sermon said: "It was a fantastic educational visit and students were fascinated by the history and atmosphere of the Houses of Parliament and the combative debating style between MPs."
"It gave a real insight into the life of an MP as well as the relationship between Parliament and the highest court in the land."
Law student Gemma Dillon, 19, of Weston, added: "We met our MP, John Penrose and asked him questions about local issues. Lord Graham of Edmonton also spoke to us and was very interested in our visit."
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