On Tuesday, Year 5 visited the Houses of Parliament. We started with a tour and walked through the House of Lords, Central Lobby as well as the Robing Room, where the monarch prepares for the State Opening of Parliament. The walls are adorned with many portraits of British monarchs and significant political figures. We also sat in the public gallery and listened to questions from the Opposition to the FCO. It was very impressive to watch and listen to minsters speak so articulately and passionately about current, worldwide issues.
Following the tour, we learnt about how parliament works and its purpose. We discussed the importance of campaigns and how they can be organised. In our classes, we voted for leaders who led their groups on issues, campaigning about the Cost of Living crisis, climate change and teachers’ pay! It was an inspiring and informative trip and made us think about how we can make an impact and be an active citizen.