Silvertown pupils watch history made in Palace of Westminster visit
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Pupils saw history made as prime minister Theresa May talked about Brexit on a school trip to the Palace of Westminster.
Youngsters from the Royal Docks Academy in Prince Regent Lane, Silvertown, watched as Mrs May delivered a statement about the UK’s withdrawal from the EU in a House of Commons debate.
Year 9 student, Irsha Amir, said: “It was mesmerising. It was really educational. Hopefully, I’ll be part of the House of Commons in future.”
During the visit, classmates created their own political party manifesto pledges and decided which taxes to raise to fund their ideas.
Pupil, Lujain Bahri, said: “It was very educational. It helped us learn in a fun way.”
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Teacher, Robert McGoldrick, said: “The day was an excellent opportunity for students to see democracy in action.”
Executive headteacher, John Blaney, said: “What a fantastic thing it is to witness history in action. It is a day they will never forget.”
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