STUDENTS studying Government and Politics at Neston High School spent two days in London to get a first-hand look at politics in action.
The sixth formers, led by their teachers Frank Jones and Jill Veats, began their Westminster tour by climbing the 334 steps to the top of Big Ben.
They each received a gold-coloured badge to commemorate their climb in Big Ben’s 150th anniversary year.
Students then had a question and answer session on the work of Parliament with borough MP Andrew Miller.
On the second day, delays on the Victoria Line meant the group had to walk on foot alongside the Thames to Westminster for a tour of Parliament.
They were shown round the House of Commons and House of Lords prior to the MP’s arriving to see where the debates take place.
The highlight of the trip came when the students were able to watch Gordon Brown and David Cameron during Prime Minister’s Question Time.
In the afternoon students had their photograph taken outside 10 Downing Street before ending the trip with a visit to the Foreign Office.