Political History School Trip to Belfast
Start your school politics tour of Belfast with a guided walking tour of the city centre covering the history of the Troubles, led by our specialist guides. For politics students, we offer a very special educational visit involving a presentation by an Education Officer and a tour of the Stormont Parliament buildings. The tour may also include one or more of the following activities: a Q&A session with the MLAs, a talk by Assembly staff or an activity session, such as a mock election. Follow this with a visit to the Titanic Quarter. The Dockyards in which the ship was built have been preserved and a brand new centre has recently been opened to tell the story of the Titanic, from its birth to its tragic maiden voyage.
Specifications & Topics Supported
A Level: Unit 1: People, Politics and Participation
Unit 2: Governing Modern Britain
Unit 4B: Ideologies in Action
Most Popular Activities
Politics students can get a real feel for how the political system works in Ireland with a tour of the Parliament buildings. Other activities include a Q&A session with the MLAs, a talk by Assembly staff or a mock election activitiy session.
The 1 hour 45 minute tour takes in 12 sites associated with some of the most historically important incidents of that period, all within half a mile of the City Hall, and illustrates their place in the history of Northern Ireland and the stories of the people involved.The aim is to allow people to explore the darkest period in Belfast’s recent past, and appreciate how far the city has now moved on...
Housed in an iconic, 6-floor building, this state-of-the-art visitor experience tells the story of the Titanic. The visitor begins in turn of the century Belfast, to learn why this city which was once the third largest in the Empire, was so industrialised. From there, the story of Titanic’s conception is told followed by its early construction, launch, fit out and tragic maiden voyage. The s...
Jurys Inn Belfast
The Jurys Inn Belfast hotel has 190 spacious and confortable bedrooms, each of which is ensuite and includes complimentary toiletries. Every room also has a flat screen TV with freeview and free Wi-Fi. There is an all day Costa Coffee bar located within the hotel as well as an in-house contemporary restaurant which offers two and three course meals from 6pm. Ideally located in the city centre, this hotel is minutes away from many of Belfast's most popular attractions from thh Opera house to retail hotspots.