Wilmington Grammar pupils get lesson in politics from Baroness
PUBLISHED: 17:07 18 July 2016 | UPDATED: 17:07 18 July 2016
The visit was part of an outreach programme, Peers in Schools
Pupils at Wilmington Grammar School for Girls were visited by a member of the House of Lords last week to help them learn about politics.
Baroness Stedman-Scott gave a special presentation on the House of Lords, and fielded questions from students about the parliamentary process and life at Westminster generally.
The pupils are currently studying democratic principles and parliamentary processes, during which they have created their own parties and manifesto, and campaigned for votes from the wider school.
Deputy head Victoria Webb said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to interact with someone who knows the parliamentary system inside out, as it can sometimes seem far removed from their daily lives.”
The baroness’ visit was part of the House of Lords Peers in Schools outreach programme, which has so far involved around 75,000 young people across the UK.