This Politics & Law school day trip to London takes students to the heart of the country’s legal system, helping them to develop their own understanding of the fundamental concepts of politics and law.
Sound good? Discover the exciting world of politics and law in London in our itinerary below! But remember, all our school trips are completely customisable.
*Prices based on groups of 20 students and 2 free teachers.
✓ All accommodation costs
✓ Full board meals for the entire trip
✓ All transportation costs, including airport pick-up and drop-off
✓ All activities listed in the itinerary
✓ 1 free teacher per 10 paying students
✓ 24-hour emergency contact support during the trip
✓ Detailed pre-departure summary & briefing
✓ Full financial failure protection
✓ Public liability insurance
✓ Our trips are fully risk-assessed
Arrive at the Supreme Court, the highest court in the land. The Supreme Court is where what is legal is contested and where issues relevant to wider society get decided on. Your guide will meet you at the entrance, ready to start the day’s activities.
Take a tour of the Supreme Court, including a 45-minute talk on the history, role and work of the court. Students will have the chance to see an appeal first-hand. Appeal availability depends on the court schedule and public seating availability.
Leave the Supreme Court and take public transport to Old Street.
Take a walking tour through East London’s street art scene to see how art is used to make political statements. The guide will lead a discussion on how art and direct action have been used to challenge issues like gentrification in East London.
Have a break for lunch. Spend some free time in Spitalfields Market and browse the stalls for cuisines from across the world.
Start the afternoon with the Department for Coffee and Social Affairs. Make your way through London’s start-up hub to a co-working space.
Hear from a social enterprise or start-up on challenging the status quo through business. The speaker will talk about setting up a start-up with a conscience, the challenges and the aims of the organization. Have some questions prepped for the Q&A segment.
Engage in a workshop on challenging the status quo. Divide into groups and discuss the theme you’ve been assigned. Each group will decide whether their assigned status quo is best challenged through the courts, the markets or in the public sphere. Then devise a strategy for challenging this.
After a day full of activities and learning, it’s time to head home.