36 boys, accompanied by five staff, went on the Politics and History trip to Washington DC.

The group enjoyed visits to Congress, the Supreme Court, Trump International Hotel and were given a guided tour around the National Mall.

As well as the seeing the major landmarks, the group attended an MLB match between the Washington Nationals and the New York Mets, and some boys engaged in a debate on the subject of gun laws with an NRA supporter outside the White House.

Another highlight was a Q&A session with the BBC’s North America correspondent, Jon Sopel at their Washington office. Jon took the boys on an exciting tour of the BBC Washington suite gave them an insight into the life of a news correspondent at a time when so many politically significant events were happening.

Head of Government & Politics, Miss Jenny Field, said:

As ever, Washington provided some ‘unscripted’ moments which created some of the more unique memories of the trip – I thoroughly enjoyed watching a large crowd of Hampton boys argue about gun control with an NRA supporter outside the White House. Experiences like this bring ideas discussed in the classroom to life in such an engaging way.

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