Trip to Houses of Parliament

Date: 3/4/14
By: admin

On Monday 24th March Mrs Sengupta and Mr Twyman took the School Forum to the Houses of Parliament.

The school Forum have be thinking about how to get a message across to their peers and how they have a voice that can contribute to making changes in our school.

We travelled to the Houses of Parliament by public transport. The children were exceptionally behaved and several members of the public commented on the wonderful behaviour, manners and attitudes of our children.

The children were split into 2 groups and had a guided tour of the Houses of Parliament. The children asked questions all around and were very engaged with all of the history and facts that we learnt.

We saw the throne where the Queen sits every year when she opens parliament. We walked through the Grand Hall where many monarchs have been. We were lucky enough to stand in the House of Commons and feel what it must be like to be an MP. The children were also able to see where Lord Sugar sits in the House of Lords. The whole experience was wonderful and enabled the children to understand more about how the country is run. The children were enriched with historical facts and were able to showcase their own knowledge. Both guides were very impressed with the children’s knowledge and understanding.

I’d like to thank Mr O’Shea and Ms Thompson for accompanying us and being a part of such a

wonderful trip.

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