Work Experience Report by Kyle Holmes

From the 9th to 14th February I went on work experience with my auntie Baroness Berridge. I worked
with her in the Houses of Parliament and in her office opposite (Millbank House) for one week. The work I did was very interesting and varied. I went to many meetings with her and also met many new people from around the world for instance I met people from Israel, USA, Switzerland and Pakistan, all of whom
were very interesting.

When I first got to London I met up with Donna who is Baroness Berridge’s assistant and walked to her office. Before I could enter Millbank House I had to get a security pass to show I could be trusted. When I got to the office I was introduced to all of Baroness Berridge’s colleagues: Donna, Kay and Selina all of whom are very friendly people. Over the week I did many different office based jobs like sending emails, photocopying and writing reports. I also worked in the Houses of Parliament but mainly in the House of Lords. One of the jobs I did was shadow peer Baroness Berridge whilst she was in the chamber. I also met up with Lord McColl, and chatted with him, and he told me many different stories about his
travels around the world.

On Tuesday evening I went to a conference at the Guildhall which was about world religions. The man who hosted the conference was called Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, who is the leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in England. People from all over the world came to
speak at the conference, from Tibet, Jerusalem, India and USA. The speeches lasted for about two and a half hours before we got any food, and by the end of it I was very tired.

Overall I very much enjoyed the experience of working in the Houses of Parliament and in an office. It was a great experience and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys this kind of work. Finally I thank Baroness Berridge and her staff for being such a help and for
actually letting me come and work with them.

Thank you,
Kyle Holmes

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