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University Academy Holbeach students in Supreme Court on the day history was made




Staff and students from University Academy Holbeach were in the Supreme Court on the day history was made as the prorogation of parliament was ruled unlawful.

Head of 6th form Donna Allen said: "Students had been learning about the importance of the separation of powers to ensure independence; examining the legislative, executive and judiciary - with each body being a check and balance for each other.

"With Baroness Hale and the Supreme Court’s ruling they really saw that in action.

University Academy Holbeach students learning about the work of the Supreme Court
University Academy Holbeach students learning about the work of the Supreme Court

"Students were really excited to see that our country really is a democratic country and the rule of law is protected.

"With all of the camera crews and news outlets there it really hit home the power and responsibility that those Supreme Court judges hold."

Students also toured the court and learned about its role as the final court of appeal as well as its importance in the development of UK law.

University Academy Holbeach staff and students in the Houses of Parliament on an historic day
University Academy Holbeach staff and students in the Houses of Parliament on an historic day

In the afternoon students toured the Houses of Parliament, attended a workshop on how laws are made, and Sir John Hayes talked to them about his role as local MP.

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