A group of Telford College students travelled to London for a fact-finding visit to the Houses of Parliament.
Health and social care students toured the UK Parliament Education Centre, before a trip to the seat of Government, the Houses of Parliament in Westminster.
Learner manager Sarah Cadenne de Lannoy, said: “As part of studying health and social care, we have to look at all aspects of social demographics and how changes in government may impact on services.
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“The students have to learn, study and apply many pieces of legislation to their assignment work and industry placements, which they can also use after their qualification to either enter employment, apprenticeships or university.”
She added: “We find students often are disengaged when it comes to politics and law, so we encourage them to be as active as they can within their community.
“We want students to leave Telford College with the skills they need in order to do so – and trips such as these are a fantastic opportunity to inspire, educate and link real life to their studies.
“Our students were thoroughly engaged, asked many questions and seemed to have a broader understanding of what it means to have a democracy, and how that impacts on their future lives.
“We hope that this great trip is something which we are able to run every year.”
Graham Guest, Telford College’s principal and chief executive, added: “The tour was insightful and the students benefited from in-depth knowledge of the inner workings of parliament, as well as gaining a deeper insight into democracy and Brexit.
“This was a really valuable experience for the students, understanding the impact they could have on their futures, their rights and re-engaging this age group with politics.
“It also gave them an opportunity to develop their confidence in speaking, linked to British values and developing their social awareness.”
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