On Thursday 19th April, 30 pupils from HSMS travelled to London for a visit to the Houses of Parliament. We were so lucky that the weather was gorgeous and we were able sit in the sunshine to eat our lunch before our session. Our tour took in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. We were very fortunate the listen to discussion in both the houses. In the Commons, the discussion was on the topic of increasing funding and signing up for a national data register to improve the medical treatment of Brain Cancer. In he House of the Lords, the discussion was about Britain's involvement in the war in Syria. We participated in a workshop as well, where the children worked through the electoral process - I am pleased to announce that the 'Sunshine Party' successfully formed a coalition government with the Green Pea Pod Party. Our MP, James Heappey visited HSMS the following day to speak to KS3 about his work and the work of MPs in general. He fielded some great questions (some quite challenging) from the pupils.