BUSINESS students have visited Brussels in a bid to gain a better understanding of Brexit negotiations.

Pupils from Cronton Sixth Form in Widnes have enjoyed a trip to see the EU Parliament buildings along with other tourist hot spots around the city.

During the visit to the EU Parliament buildings the students were captivated by an interactive session with staff where they learned about how the EU works and how it supports businesses within Europe.

First year student Peter Behan said: “Seeing one of the most important buildings in Europe was an eye opening experience and I now feel that I am more informed about the European Union and understand the implications of Brexit more.”

When students had some time away from the educational activities in Brussels they headed over towards the Christmas markets to sample some of the local delicacies and participated in a spooky ghost tour of the city.

Trip leader and business lecturer, Bryan Doyle, said: “The trip was another huge success for the business department and it was a privilege to spend four days in the capital of Belgium with our students.

“It is always fantastic to bring the learning that is taking place in the classroom to life and allow students to see how the theory they have learned is applied in the real world.

“I am already thoroughly looking forward to our next residential trip in the spring!”