Accrington Academy students had the opportunity to learn about life in Westminster when Lord Greaves paid a visit today (Friday 21st October.)
Aimed at encouraging students to become more engaged with the political and parliamentary process, the visit was been organised through the Lord Speaker’s ‘Peers in Schools’ programme, which has been running across the UK since 2007 and has so far involved around 75,000 young people.
During his time at the academy, Lord Greaves met with a selection of academy students from across all year groups, including the 6th Form, talking about the work and role of the House of Lords. This was followed by a question and answer session on various aspects of the parliamentary process and life at Westminster in general.
Commenting on the visit, Academy Principal Andrew O’Brien said:
“We were delighted to be welcome Lord Greaves and hear about life in the House of Lords, as well as taking the opportunity to show him the excellent progress being made here at Accrington Academy. It was certainly 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.”