House of Commons trip teaches Hornchurch school children life lesson

PUBLISHED: 17:23 27 November 2013 | UPDATED: 11:09 28 November 2013

Rachel Wilks and Morgan Cooper outside the Houses of Parliament

Rachel Wilks and Morgan Cooper outside the Houses of Parliament


A trip to the House of Commons on Tuesday left two Hornchurch pupils with a healthy new outlook on life.

Year 10 students Morgan Cooper and Rachel Wilks, of Sanders Draper in Suttons Lane, were invited to attend a Lifestyle Choices Seminar at the Houses of Parliament entitled “The Drug Illusion: Understanding Alcohol and Other Drugs.”

The students, both of Rainham, watched presentations on drugs, alcohol and their effects on both users and their families, which enabled them to form their own opinions.

They also listened to speakers from the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Dependency.

Morgan and Rachel both had a fantastic day and found the seminar extremely informative.

Morgan said: “It was a very interesting set of presentations and very informative. It disproved my current view on alcohol. I really enjoyed the historical backdrop and the day as whole.”

Rachel added: “It was really interesting and a wonderful opportunity and I felt honoured to be chosen to attend. I found the presentations really informative and entertaining.

“We had a tour of the House of Commons which made you feel important, which was great!

“It was an amazing day.”

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