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Don welcomes Culverhay School for Houses of Parliament tour

A group of students from Culverhay School were given a treat this week when they visited The Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London. The visit organised by Mark Gunning, Community Liaison Officer for Culverhay in conjunction with Leader of the Council, Cllr. Paul Crossley, Deputy Leader of the Council, Cllr. Nathan Hartley and Cllr. Dine Romero, gave students a vivid insight into the political workings of the heart of London.

Don gives Culverhay delegation a behind the scenes tour

The students were given a very informative tour of the palace in which they visited the House of Lords and House of Commons chambers. The students were clearly enthralled and mesmerised by the grandeur of the building and several notable MPs were also spotted during the visit.

Welcoming the Bath delegation in London, Don joined the students and gave them a ‘special’ behind the scenes tour to parts of the Palace of Westminster the public does not cover. This included the ‘Portcullis’ building and the terrace overlooking the famous River Thames.

 

After the tour, students were given a whistle stop tour of a selection of the main areas of interest in the capital city including St James’ Park, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly before catching the tube and beginning the journey back to Bath.

Commenting on the trip, Mark said the students were “buzzing” all the way home and “relished” the amazing opportunity they had been given.