On 11 June, five Christ’s Hospital Deputy Grecians (Year 12 pupils) were generously hosted at the House of Lords by Baroness Garden of Frognal. The group were treated to lunch in the Lords dining room, a tour of the palace of Westminster and then were lucky enough to watch question time in the Lords chamber itself. The finale was being in the Commons public gallery as the Prime Minister delivered her statement on the G7 summit and then took questions from MPs of all parties. A memorable day for all.
“Having the chance to watch Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn, as well as many front benchers from both sides, was very inspirational and definitely something which I doubt I will experience again. The Commons was smaller than I had expected however the aura of it was truly superb.” Milo, 17.
Baroness Garden of Frognal, who is a Liberal Democrat politician and Lords Spokesperson on Higher and Further Education and Skills, said: “It’s always a pleasure to show young people the hard work of the Lords in scrutinising legislation and challenging government, as well as the world heritage building. I hope they will feel better informed as voters. They were wonderfully intelligent visitors!”
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