Year 6 visit the Houses of Parliament

Year 6 visit the Houses of Parliament

Year 6 had a great experience on Tuesday when they were lucky enough to visit the Houses of Parliament. The children's faces were a picture as they were toured around the House of Lords, having entered through the Sovereign Gate, spent time in The Queen's robing room and were given fact after fact regarding the history and make up of Parliament. However, the highlight had to be when we were in the public gallery to watch PM Theresa May and Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn go head to head over the ballot box - I don't think I've ever known the children so quiet!

Following the tour, the children then learnt how a bill becomes a law and undertook an interactive quiz on what they had been told about during the visit. Unfortunately, our local MP Cheryl Gillan, was caught up in the debate in the chamber and couldn't come for a Q and A - maybe next year! All in all, it was a fantastic trip and one that the children will remember for a long time to come.

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