Houses of Parliament Trip

20 pupils travelled down to London on 3rd July to visit the Houses of Parliament.

As part of the day pupils had a tour, including visiting the House of Commons and House of Lords. They also had a question and answer session with Richard Burgon MP (Labour MP for Leeds East). Pupils asked Richard a range of questions including; what an MP does, his views on topical issues such as Nurses pay and what he thinks of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader.

Pupils returned to Carr Manor with lots of good memories and a taste of what it is like to work in politics.

Geography London Trip

Year 10 Geographers went on a trip to London in March as part of their course. They visited the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) where a lesson on tectonic hazards was delivered by a young geography ambassador. Pupils made models of hazard proof buildings out of cardboard materials. They then visited the Natural History Museum with the earthquake simulator.

After this, pupils went on the London Eye for a 40 minute panoramic view of London, followed by a walking tour of some of the famous landmarks, including Big Ben and The Houses of Parliament.

Day two started with a visit to the Olympic Park, where a guide delivered an insightful tour on the regeneration of the East End of London (Olympic Park), which ended with a trip to the viewing platform of the ArcelorMittal Orbit. Those that were daring went down the 178 metre high slide (the world’s tallest and longest tunnel slide!).

They then embarked on a River Thames cruise in the beautiful spring sunshine passing many of the famous river landmarks of London.

The pupils were a real credit to Carr Manor and the visit was a great success with both staff and the pupils having a great time whilst also learning about many geographical topics.