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Bradon Forest’s Year 9 students consider a Career in Politics

Thirty six students from Bradon Forest School took a trip to the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday 1 November 2016. They were eager to explore the world of politics and democracy in more detail after Mr James Gray, Conservative MP for North Wiltshire, had visited Bradon Forest School earlier in the year to meet with students to discuss the life of an MP.

 

Student Robin Wilson said: "We were lucky enough to see some preparations going on for the visit of the President of the Republic of Colombia! There was a real buzz and excitement around the place as they put down the walkway and prepared the Queen's room." You can read about the visit from Juan Manuel Santos Calderón here.

 

Aspiring engineer, Lisa Hall, Year 9, said: "The tour guide was terrific and I now have more knowledge of the history of politics in Britain." Robin added: "Yes, it was really interesting to see how the country is run. I definitely think it will help me make an educated decision when I'm allowed to vote in the future."

 

 

 

“The school visit was an invaluable experience for some of our more able students. It also got many interested in taking a look inside the Houses of Parliament to see what really happens during a debate.” Ms Hunter, Assistant Headteacher.

 

To continue the political theme, and as part of the curriculum looking at the United Nations and Global Peace, the whole of the school will take part in the democratic process of voting in a mock election on Friday 4 November 2016, only four days ahead of the American Presidency election. The aim of the exercise within school is not political but will illustrate to students the importance of accuracy when placing a vote and how the democratic process works.