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Politics in Washington DC

Date Posted: 08/03/2013 | Posted In: Latest news

Seventeen students studying A Level Politics at QE, recently visited Washington DC as part of a joint trip with Shrewsbury Sixth Form College.  Whilst in America’s capital they were privileged to meet with Senator Sanders from Vermont, toured Congress and the Supreme Court and took part in a debate over gun control with representatives from the National Rifle Association  and the Coalition to End Gun Violence – very topical.

Student, Katie Hunter, commented:

“Meeting politicians, lobbyists and pressure group representatives really brought the Politics and my course to life.”

Head of Politics, Gary Hogg, said:

“This is the fourth time the trip has run and not only does it provide an insight into US Politics, it also helps prepare the students for university as they meet and work with students from another part of the UK”.

There was consensus from all that the visit was brilliant!