Junior School Captains & Councillors Trip to Parliament
By Kaira D (6B) and Larsa U (6W)
On the 8th November, the Year Six School Councillors and House Captains went on a trip to the Houses of Parliament, in Westminster. They enjoyed a lovely tour of the Sovereign’s Entrance, the Monarch’s Dressing Room, the House of Lords and many more interesting things. As well as this, they also enjoyed a workshop about campaigning and democracy in Parliament.
Of the many highlights, we especially enjoyed:
- The throne, on which no one has sat on since Queen Elizabeth II died
- The royal changing room in which the monarch changes on every state opening day in May.
- The debate about whether we should use mouse traps!
- The view of Big Ben and the London Eye
- The statue of Charles Barry – the designer of the building
- The giant statue of the late Queen Victoria
- The real gold display in The Houses of Lords
This trip was a great opportunity and experience, as it taught those who participated a lot about the history of Parliament, leadership, democracy, as well as a chance to bond with ‘fellow colleagues.’