On November 1st, Pupils from Trinity High School, Rutherglen travelled to London where they had the opportunity to visit Westminster and were given an insight into the inner workings of Parliament. 5th and 6th year Social Subjects pupils experienced the rich history of the House of Commons and the House of Lords assisted by the guidance of their local MP Ged Killen. The day was completed with a workshop where Pupils participated in some competitive debates to prove their places as the politicians of the future.
After some reflection on their day in parliament- On November 2nd pupils paid tribute to the victims of the First World War in the Imperial War Museum where the laid a wreath at the foot of the ‘Nery Gun’ to honour the fallen.The wreath was laid by two pupils, who earlier in the week had partaken in the Lessons from Auschwitz Programme where they travelled to Krakow and saw first hand the atrocities of Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II–Birkenau. This harrowing experience coincided with the rich history of the museum – created a touching moment of reflection for all present.
By Patrick Casey