Students extend their learning in London

24th April 2017

London trip - April 2017On Tuesday 18th April 2017, a large group of Hucknall Sixth Form Centre students from years 12 and 13 visited London for the day, engaging in a wide variety of different activities and experiences to broaden their learning in specific subject areas.

The main group split into subject groups with our art and photography students visiting the Tate and going around interesting sites around London to photograph.

Science students were taken to the Science Museum. Amongst the superb exhibits on offer, they got to see the Soyuz TMA-19M descent module in which Tim Peake returned to earth following six months in orbit.

The final group was made up from those students studying History and their peers studying Government and Politics. The students visited the Supreme Court, which has recently heard high-profile cases such as the government’s right to trigger Article 50 and the issue of term-time holiday permissions.

Students were then treated to a guided tour around the Palace of Westminster including the rooms that the Queen goes through when she opens parliament, the House of Lords and the House of Commons. The group didn’t see the Prime Minister - she was apparently busy that morning announcing the general election! However, students did hear Boris Johnson giving a speech. Everyone found the tour to be very interesting in beautiful and historically significant buildings.

Learning in context is a great way of securing the knowledge that our students gain in the classroom, so the day was a great success for all who spent the day in London.