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Houses of Parliament

Monday, 9 November 2015

Year 6 enjoyed a fabulous day in London on Friday to visit the Houses of Parliament. We had an early start and a very excitable coach journey. On the journey we wowed Mrs Johnson with what we already knew about Politics and we also learnt about the Battle of Edgehill!

We started our London experience visiting the Cenotaph to pay our respects to the fallen soldiers of the war. Brother Andrew led us in prayer and it was a very special moment for us all. We then got to have a quick look at Downing Street before making our way to the Houses of Parliament.

On our tour we learnt all about the history of the building as well as the day to day politics that takes place. We loved going into the House of Lords and watching the House of Commons in action!

Why don’t you test our year 6 children – ask them what they can remember? Can they tell you the 3 parts that make up parliament?

Following this we took part in a workshop where we debated a new law to lower taxes for adults. We learnt about the process of the ‘Bill’ being passed between the House of Commons and the House of Lords before being signed as a law by the Queen. They call this parliamentary ping pong!

Before leaving we spoke to James who works with our local MP Liam Byrne. He answered some questions about what his job is like and how we can also do a similar job when we are older.

A thoroughly enjoyable day was had by all! Ask us about it – we would love to tell you all about it!CTT_48gWcAAic5M CTT_AzPWcAA0XUd CTUAN6wWIAAEXpg