During part of their studies for the Welsh Baccalaureate the sixth form at Hawthorn High School welcomed The Lord Aberdare last Friday afternoon to lead a session about the role of the House of Lords in the democratic system.
The students found the visit both interesting and informative and asked a variety of questions at the end of Lord Aberdare's presentation.
Kirsty Hussein, a pupil in year 13 said:
"I didn't think that I would be interested in politics but Lord Aberdare clearly explained how the system works and I was amazed at the way he was able to answer every question that was given to him, including my question about the value of ERA to sixth form pupils".
The visit was arranged as part of the "Peers in Schools” programme run by the Lord Speaker's Office and the pupils are now looking forward to visiting the House of Lords his year."