Students from Watford Boys School recently visited the heart of British democracy – our Parliament. The pupils met with Dean for a Question and Answer Session and then spent time in the Gallery.
The visit to Parliament proved to be a powerful educational experience, reinforcing the importance of democracy in our society. By engaging with their elected representative, students were given a unique insight into the democratic process and the role that their voice plays in shaping the future of their community.
Interacting with elected representatives is a vital part of democratic participation. It allows the young people to voice their concerns, ask thought-provoking questions, and gain a deeper understanding of the issues that affect their lives. By bridging the gap between the youth and elected politicians, these interactions foster a sense of civic responsibility and empower students to become active citizens who can advocate for positive change.
Stepping into the gallery of Parliament, the students witnessed British democracy in action. As they observed debates, listened to passionate arguments, and witnessed the exchange of ideas, they gained first hand knowledge of the legislative process.
Encouraging young people to participate in the democratic process is of paramount importance. By empowering them to engage with their elected representatives and offering them an opportunity to experience Parliament, we equip them with the tools to make informed decisions, advocate for their beliefs, and contribute positively to society.
Reflecting on the Question and Answer Session, Dean remarked, ‘I thoroughly enjoyed the session with the students from Watford Boys School. Their questions were incredibly varied and thought-provoking. It was truly refreshing to see young minds actively engaging with the political process and demonstrating a genuine interest in the issues that impact their lives. Our democracy thrives when young people are actively involved, and I am optimistic about the bright future that lies ahead with these enthusiastic and engaged young people’.