Lord Teverson Visits Tavistock College
By VAllen2012 | Wednesday, March 06, 2013, 13:56
Tavistock College recently welcomed Lord Teverson to speak to students about his work in the House of Lords. This was part of the Lord Speaker's Peers in Schools programme and Lord Teverson was able to speak on a wide range of issues, from climate change to energy supply, as well as explaining to students the role that the Lords play in a parliamentary democracy.
Lord Teverson pictured with students from Tavistock College
Sixth form students from Law, Geography, History and Business Studies (the Humanities faculty) were able to ask searching questions relating to many of the key issues of today, and year 10 and year 9 classes attended the event as well. It was a really interesting morning that succeeded in throwing a new light on the work of an old institution, and Lord Teverson was able to compare and contrast the work of the Lords with that of the Commons and of the European Parliament. The vote of thanks was given by Robin Lewis, from the A level Law class.
Principal of Tavistock College, Helen Salmon commented "The peers in schools programme is a very helpful programme which enables young people to learn about how our democracy works. This fits in with our broader citizenship work and links with our local MP Geoffrey Cox."