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Passmores Academy students visit the House of Commons

Education: Secondary / Thu 20th Dec 2018 at 10:06am

PASSMORES Academy students got the opportunity to visit the House of Parliament this week. The students received a tour of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords and got to watch them debating Brexit.

They saw the Chancellor Phillip Hammond be quizzed on the effect that Brexit would have on the economy. They then met Robert Halfon and students were able to ask him questions about his role as an MP and also issues to do with Harlow, such as the gridlocked roads and the lack of police.

Students finally participated in a debating workshop where they debated whether the voting age should be lowered to 16. The students confirmed that they had a fabulous day.

Ms Le Dain, who ran the trip, said that the “students were absolutely fantastic – completely well behaved, engaged and wonderful ambassadors for the school. It was such an amazing trip and a real opportunity for the students to be there at this historical time”.

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