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Wallace pupils bid Paisley farewell
Wallace High School Sixth Year students who visited Stormont on the historic final day of office of Ian Paisley.


WALLACE High School Government and Politics students recently had the opportunity of a lifetime when they visited The Northern Ireland Assembly on a historic occasion, the final day of Dr Ian Paisley's day in office.

Lower sixth student

Erin Graham explained,"When we arrived at Stormont we were taken on a guided tour of the assembly which really helped us understand our local political system and gave us a glimpse into a politician's life. We then met our local MP, Jeffrey Donaldson who

took us to Castle buildings which house the Office of the First and Deputy First Ministers." Andrew McCabe went on, "We also enjoyed a question and answer session with Mr Donaldson which was very thought provoking, before meeting the First Minister Dr Ian Paisley."

Teacher Julie Dumigan concluded, "We' thank Mr Donaldson and Dr Paisley for giving of their time. The trip really helped Politics come alive for the Wallace students. We are now looking forward to visiting Westminster in June on our annual Sixth Form trip."


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