Connah’s Quay Sixth Formers visit Parliament

A group of thirty sixth form students from Connah’s Quay High School descended on Westminster last week, enjoying a tour around the House of Lords and Commons organised by Alyn and Deeside MP Mark Tami.

The students arrived in Westminster bright and early after leaving Connah’s Quay at 3am that morning. Following an official tour of the Palace of Westminster, everyone enjoyed a talk from Stephen Pound, MP for Ealing North.

The timing of the visit coincided with the third reading of the Higher Education Bill and Parliament was packed full of campaigning university students. In keeping with the Parliamentary business of the day, the Connah’s Quay students then participated in their very own Tuition Fees debate in a House of Commons Committee Room, with the group split into two arguing for and against various proposals. After a brief break for lunch, it was time to see the actual debate in action from the House of Commons Gallery.

Mr Tami said, “I hope that the students all enjoyed their visit, despite their early start. It is always good to get local pupils to Westminster and involved with its goings on and workings and I found the views aired during the debates and talks very interesting.”