Baroness quizzed during visit to Casterton Business and Enterprise College

Baroness Elizabeth Berridge visit to Rutland County College to speak to students from the college and also Casterton Business and Enterprise College about the role of the House of Lords. From left, history teacher Tim Coxall, Alice Eva, 14, Julia Domagala, 15, Jack Rowbotham, 14, Baroness Elizabeth Berridge, Jonathan Tyler, 17, Hannah-May Wilkinson, 17, Jacob Jones, 17, and head of centre Carl Smith
Baroness Elizabeth Berridge visit to Rutland County College to speak to students from the college and also Casterton Business and Enterprise College about the role of the House of Lords. From left, history teacher Tim Coxall, Alice Eva, 14, Julia Domagala, 15, Jack Rowbotham, 14, Baroness Elizabeth Berridge, Jonathan Tyler, 17, Hannah-May Wilkinson, 17, Jacob Jones, 17, and head of centre Carl Smith
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A MEMBER of the House of Lords visited students and pupils on Friday to encourage them to engage more with the political and parliamentary process.

Baroness Berridge of the Vale of Catmose met with Year 10 history pupils from Casterton Business and Enterprise College and Rutland County College history, politics and law students at the college in Barleythorpe Road, Oakham, for an hour to talk about the work and role of the House of Lords.

This was followed by a question and answer session on various aspects of the parliamentary process and life at Westminster generally.

Head of Rutland County College Carl Smith said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to interact with someone who knows the parliamentary system inside out, as it can sometimes seem far removed from their daily lives.”

The visit was arranged through the Lord Speaker’s “Peers in Schools” programme.