Lord Faulkner put in the hot seat at Ashlawn School

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THE House of Lords is perhaps one of the more difficult institutions of government to understand and teaching young people about its role within democracy can be a challenge.

Lord Faulkner’s visit to Ashlawn School last Friday was an excellent opportunity for students to learn more about the valuable contribution Peers make to politics.

He is the Deputy Speaker of the House and staff at the school said he gave some real insight into his role, answering a host of thoughtful questions from the school’s history and politics students.

The Peers in Schools programme is run by Parliament’s education service every year.