Victoria welcomes Somercotes Academy to Westminster

Victoria Atkins recently welcomed Somercotes Academy to the Houses of Parliament for a school trip.

Students from Year 9 attended a Story of Parliament tour with the Education Service. The tour took the students around the House of Commons and the House of Lords, as well as Central Lobby, Westminster Hall and several other famous rooms and lobbies.

Victoria then answered a wide range of questions from the students.

Victoria said,

β€œIt was a pleasure to meet such polite and engaging students from Somercotes Academy.

I do hope that they enjoyed their time seeing the historic buildings where our laws are made and learning more about politics in our country.

I particularly enjoyed answering their questions about the workings of Parliament. We may well have some future Members of Parliament in the making!”

If you would like your school to visit the Houses of Parliament, please contact me at and I will be happy to help.”