Fundamental British Values
Bridlington School students from Year 9 and Year 12 completed a two-day residential to London. They had the opportunity to explore, first hand, British Democracy – one of the key Fundamental British Values.
The visit included a tour of London and they also had the opportunity to go to the Supreme Court, and the Houses of Parliament. The students had the privilege of sitting in the back of the Supreme Court, the highest court in the United Kingdom and heard part of an immigration case triggered by the then home secretary, Theresa May. In the evening students went on the London Eye and enjoyed a relaxing meal.
The second day included a tour of the Houses of Parliament; this was followed by a visit to Committee Room 77 where students questioned their MP, Sir Greg Knight; and then Lord Newby and Lord Patel. This valuable opportunity also gave our students a good introduction to how Government works and the importance of Democracy in society. Students were praised on their preparation for the meetings and our hosts were impressed by the quality of the questioning of the Bridlington School students.