Pupils given tour of the Lords

Pupils at Wymondham College were given an insight into the workings of the House of Lords by Baroness Shepherd of Northwold, as part of a programme of talks, designed to give Year 12 and 13 students a wider awareness of social and political issues.

Pupils at Wymondham College were given an insight into the workings of the House of Lords by Baroness Shepherd of Northwold, as part of a programme of talks, designed to give Year 12 and 13 students a wider awareness of social and political issues.

The baroness gave the students some interesting and unusual facts about the House of Lords and illustrated why she feels that it is so important to the British Parliamentary System. The students were given an insight into the workings of the House and learned about the vast range of expertise and experience that exists among its members. However, the students didn't just listen, they were encouraged to make their own contributions to the discussion.

She asked the students about their career aspirations and noted that a number of them were keen to pursue politics as a choice. She discussed the growing number of professions which are 'touched by the excitement of politics'.

David Smith, head of law and sociology at the college thanked Baroness Shepherd and commented that her talk had been a real lesson in appreciating the work and value of the House. The Baroness encouraged the students to come along and see for themselves, many of them were keen to do so.


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