Last week our school celebrated Parliament Week 2019. UK Parliament Week is an annual festival that engages people from across the UK with their Parliament, explores what it means to them and encourages them to get involved. During form time our students learned about the UK Parliament, how it is structured and what MPs do.

The year 10 students took part in a referendum on whether 16-year-olds should be allowed to vote. The results were very close, with only 8 votes difference between the two. The students voted that 16-year-olds should be allowed to vote. The year 13 Politics students were on hand to help with the voting process and to count the ballot papers. We encourage all students to take part in politics. This can be as simple as watching the news or political debates, such as the head-to-head debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday 19 November.