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Sixth Form Scholars visit Parliament


22 September 2017

Ten Lower Sixth Form Scholars travelled to London Town and to the City of Westminster on Monday 18th September.

First stop was the National Gallery, one of the foremost art galleries in the world. The boys got up close and personal with the Ugly Duchess, Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, Monet’s Water-Lily Pond, and the works of Canaletto, Turner, Gainsborough, and Van Dyck.

After a walk down Whitehall and past Downing Street we came to Parliament Square. Fr Elliott and Mr Hennessy took turns to explain the importance of the various statues: Canning, Lincoln, Peel, Gandhi, Mandela, Lloyd-George, Palmerston, Disraeli, and Churchill.

We then went on to Westminster Hall and so round the Palace of Westminster with our guide Peter. The boys were fully engaged in the tour which introduced them to the history and traditions of the Houses of Parliament. This was followed by a well-deserved trip to Pizza Express. A wonderful day enjoyed by all.



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