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A Taste of Life in the House of Lords

February 03, 2012

 

Lord Faulkner of Worcester, visited girls at St Mary’s School in Worcester on Friday 3rd February as part of the Peers in Schools programme – a national scheme which gives pupils the chance to find out about the role of the House of Lords in the democratic process.  

Lord Faulkner, a Labour Peer who chairs the War Heritage Group, talked to the girls at St Mary’s 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 generally.

The visit was arranged through the Lord Speaker’s “Peers in Schools” programme, which has been running across the UK since 2007 and has so far involved around 30,000 young people.  This continuing outreach programme sends members of the House of Lords into schools and colleges across the country to give talks in support of the citizenship curriculum.

Headmistress Mrs Jawaheer said:

“At St Mary’s Worcester, we are committed to developing our young women to be effective leaders.  The Peers in Schools programme provides our girls with a fascinating insight into the day to day life of the political life of this country.   Visits such as these, organised by our Careers department, encourage the girls to look beyond school to pursue a diverse range of careers and make a vital contribution to democracy in their community and their world.”

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