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Silvertown pupils watch history made in Palace of Westminster visit

PUBLISHED: 07:00 07 December 2018

Youngsters from the Royal Docks Academy in Silvertown watched prime minister Theresa May in action on a visit to the Palace of Westminster. Picture: ROYAL DOCKS ACADEMY

Youngsters from the Royal Docks Academy in Silvertown watched prime minister Theresa May in action on a visit to the Palace of Westminster. Picture: ROYAL DOCKS ACADEMY

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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.

Year nine and ten pupils created their own political parties during the visit. Picture: ROYAL DOCKS ACADEMYYear nine and ten pupils created their own political parties during the visit. Picture: ROYAL DOCKS ACADEMY

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.”

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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