Nineteen Oaklands College students took a trip to the Houses of Parliament on one of the most historic weeks in modern political history - Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned from office after only 50 days, making her the shortest-serving Prime Minister in the history of the UK.

The students, all in their second year in the St Albans college’s level 3 National Extended Diploma in Uniformed Protective Services course, met and enjoyed a Q&A session with St Albans MP Daisy Cooper on the day they visited, just one day before Liz Truss resigned.

Herts Advertiser: Oaklands College students spent the day in Parliament with MP Daisy CooperOaklands College students spent the day in Parliament with MP Daisy Cooper (Image: Oaklands College)

"It was an eye opening experience, especially having the opportunity to meet our local MP of St Albans, Daisy Cooper," said Nathan Nardone. 

Student Ruby Curtis said:"It was exciting to meet Daisy Cooper, getting to know what she does and her impact in decisions made for the community. The trip helped me understand modules of my course to a further extent."

“The students had an amazing experience, packed full of insights and inspiration,” said Claire Dolan, Deputy Principal.  “And how lucky they were to visit in such a momentous week!"

Oaklands College is known for providing young people with a wide range of courses, including those that combine BTEC courses with A levels, and is home to the Oaklands Wolves Athletics Academy, which has helped produce some of the country’s exceptional athletes.  

The college, which has campuses in St Albans and in Welwyn Garden City, hosted an Open Day on November 5 in Welwyn, and a second will take place November 12 in St Albans between 10am and 2pm for those interested in finding out more.

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