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Long Sutton Peele students witness historic day in Parliament

An already exciting trip to the Houses of Parliament proved even more thrilling for GCSE students from Long Sutton when they ended up witnessing an historice debate.

The Peele Community College Year 11 Citizenship students walked among protesters and reporters outside Parliament the day after Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal was voted down and they then sat in the public gallery of the Houses of Commons to witness Jeremy Corbyn’s opening arguments as to why the House should no longer have confidence in the government.

They enjoyed a government workshop in the afternoon before local MP Sir John Hayes gave them an inspirational and moving talk about his journey into politics and how his role translates from his constituency to the Houses of Parliament.

Peele parliament visit (6763657)
Peele parliament visit (6763657)

Students were able to also share with Sir John information about their on-going citizenship campaign to strengthen the profile of mental health in their community.

He gave them advice on how they could take steps moving forward.


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