Lord gives insider's view on Houses of Parliament
A lord visited King’s School on Monday to encourage students to become more engaged with the political and parliamentary process.
Lord Philip Norton met sixth form history and politics students to talk about the work and role of the House of Lords, followed by a question and answer session on various aspects of the parliamentary.
process and life in the Houses of Parliament.
The visit was arranged through the Lord Speaker’s ‘Peers in Schools’ outreach programme, which was launched in September 2007.
Members of the House of Lords have since visited over 2,000 schools across the country and spoken to around 100,000 pupils in support of the citizenship curriculum.
Kerry Milligan, subject leader for history and politics at King’s School, said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to interact with someone who knows the parliamentary system inside out, as it can sometimes seem far removed from their daily lives, but today they have had a thorough insight into the workings of Westminster.”
Lord Norton, or Philip Norton, Baron Norton of Louth, is a Conservative peer.
He has been described as “the United Kingdom’s greatest living expert on Parliament” and “a world authority on constitutional issues”.
For further information on the Peers in Schools programme, and to make an application, see the Lord Speaker’s web page at www.parliament.uk/lordspeaker