May 20 2013 Latest news:
Lee-Ann Richards, Reporter
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Havering College students got an insight into the world of politics when they visited the Houses of Parliament.
The trip was organised by Romford MP Andrew Rosindell, who studied at the college in the 1980s.
The students, who are all studying on the BTEC Level 1 Diploma for IT Users’ programme enjoyed a tour and took part in a workshop on democracy where student Jack Williams played the part of an election candidate.
The pupils were also able to put their questions to Mr Rosindell during a question and answer session.
IT Lecturer Laurence Turner said: “After a brief history talk the students were taken into the House of Commons to see a debate taking place. This was followed by a walk to Westminster Hall where they were shown the new stained glass window presented to the Queen in commemoration of her Diamond Jubilee.”
Student Toseef Iqbal said: “It was a great experience, especially seeing the debate.”
Classmate Fardosa Ahmed said: “It was a fantastic trip.”