Earlier this month, St Swithun’s sixth form politics students visited the Houses of Parliament, learning about the workings of government from Meon Valley MP Flick Drummond.

Engaging the students in a healthy dialogue, Ms Drummond addressed their questions about her role, local and national political issues.

The trip also included a tour of Westminster Palace, with stops at the House of Commons, the House of Lords, and the hallowed Supreme Court chambers.

Ms Drummond expressed her hopes this visit would spark a greater interest in the democratic process.

Head of Politics Alex Wilson said: "Experiential learning opportunities like this are invaluable for our students. It's one thing to read about how Parliament works in a textbook, but actually being here and seeing it brings the subject to life in a way that simply can't be replicated in the classroom." 

Ms Drummond said: "It's always a pleasure to meet young people who are interested in politics and eager to learn more about how government functions. I hope that today's visit has inspired these students to become more actively engaged citizens and perhaps even consider a career in public service in the future."