27th November 2015
The AS Politics students took a trip to the Houses of Parliament in Westminster recently, and were taken on group tours around the establishment.
Our class stood in Westminster Hall where many famous figures have stood, such as Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and the current Queen Elizabeth II, before heading to the grand staircase leading to both the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
We were then taken to the magnificent corridors where Queens and Kings have once been and then walked through the 'Yes' corridor to head to the House of Commons. When making our way to the House of Lords, we stood one floor above the exact location where Guy Fawkes was discovered with 36 barrels of gunpowder.
As the tour came to an end we were guided to a committee room to ask questions to the Bristol East Labour MP Kerry McCarthy, who was open to answer any questions we had. The day was extremely informative and interesting as we were able to have the chance to visit the place in which so many historic figures have once been and where modern politics has developed to become as we know it today.
Article written by AS student Emily Hatter