Y5 visit Houses of Parliament

On Thursday, Year 5 visited the Houses of Parliament. We started with a tour and walked through the Houses of Lords and Central Lobby. In the Central Lobby, where the BBC conduct many interviews with Members of Parliament, the children were amazed when they saw the four patron saints of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. We also sat in the public gallery and listened to a debate in the House of Commons. It was very impressive to watch and listen to ministers speak so articulately and passionately about current issues.

Following the tour, we learnt about how parliament works and its purpose. We learnt about the roles of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. It was an inspiring and informative trip and made us think about how we can make an impact and be an active citizen.