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Public Services students tour the Houses of Parliament

On Thursday 30 January, Level 3 in Public Services students visited the Houses of Parliament and Imperial War Museum as part of their Government, and War and Conflicts units. 

The Houses of Parliament offered the students the opportunity to find out more about the fascinating history of the building, with a tour through the Commons Chamber, the Lords Chamber and Westminster Hall. They also learnt more about the British government with an interactive educational workshop on the voting processes used in the UK. 

The students also commemorated Holocaust Memorial Day, marking 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, with a visit to the special exhibition at the Imperial War Museum. They learnt more about the wars and conflicts that our armed forces have been involved in since the First World War, as well as the machinery, weapons and equipment used. The students also discovered more about the impact of war on the lives of civilians and communities.   

Curriculum Manager Neil Hemstead said “Our visit to the Houses of Parliament and Imperial War Museum allows our students to take the knowledge they have learnt at College and apply it to real-life scenarios. 

It also allows them to consider the range of careers opportunities available to them in the Public Services, such as the armed forces and the emergency services, and learn about the history of their servicemen and women before them.” 

Thinking about entering the armed forces or emergency services? Find out more about Public Services programmes here, or click here to find out more about our open events