MP meets Steyning Grammar students at the Houses of Parliament
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert met students from Steyning Grammar School during their visit to the Houses of Parliament last month(17 June).
Mr Herbert met a group of 10 sixth-form students during their visit to the ‘People’s Parliament’ workshop. The students are all studying politics at A-level and had the opportunity to ask the MP questions about his work in the House of Commons.
The People’s Parliament workshop took place in the Discovery Centre, a dedicated exhibition in the Education Centre in the Palace of Westminster. Visitors experience an immersive 360-degree projection of historic events from Parliament’s past.
Jake Trueman, a year 12 student at the school, returned to the House of Commons a fortnight later to take part in a work experience programme in Mr Herbert’s office.
Jake said: “The tour round the Houses of Parliament was very interesting. It was a privilege to see what goes on behind the scenes and to work with Nick's outstanding team. I am grateful to Nick and his staff for the work experience opportunity.”
Mr Herbert said: “It was a pleasure to welcome the Steyning Grammar School students to Westminster and to answer their questions. I was also delighted to welcome Jake back for his work experience week, so he could see how my office is run both in the constituency and in Parliament, and I am glad that he enjoyed it.”
1. Photograph 1 – Nick Herbert with students from Steyning Grammar School. Jake Trueman pictured far right (back).
2. To find out more about the Parliament Education Centre, opened by Professor Brian Cox in 2015, see https://www.parliament.uk/educationcentre.