Government debates came to life for a group of City of Wolverhampton College students who enjoyed a behind the scenes peak into the workings of Parliament.

The group of 15 youngsters, who are all studying History and Politics, spent a day touring the Houses of Parliament to put their classroom learning into context.

The group were able to listen to debates in both the House of Lords and House of Commons, and took part in a work shop on electoral systems and voting.

Sophie Moseley, age 18, said: “The whole day was a once in a lifetime opportunity. The Houses of Parliament were interesting and experiencing it with classmates made it even more fun.

“Seeing the House of Commons and House of Lords was something not many people get to see. The debates were fascinating and really opened my eyes to the working world of politics.”

Sally Slater added: “This was a great way to bring learning alive and maybe even fires ambition for a career in politics!”

To find out more about studying A Levels at the college’s sixth form ring 01902 836000.

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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