In January, Liz Horridge, a Teaching Assistant at James Peacock School, attended a UK Parliament Teachers’ Institute course, which lasted three days. Pete Dudgeon, teacher at West Bridgford Junior School, and Dan Rhodes, former Headteacher at Bunny School, also attended.
All three were talking the course on behalf of the Rushcliffe Learning Alliance Pupil Parliament and their own School Councils.
During their time in London, they met several members of the House of Commons including John Bercow and the Door Keeper, Sarah Binstead-Chapman. They also gained a first-hand experience of the workings of Parliament.
Their aim is to take back lots of fab ideas from Westminster, and the trio are already planning to take around 66 Pupil Parliament representatives for a visit to the Houses of Parliament in May to help “inspire the next generation of history makers”.