Year Six Trip to Houses of Parliament

On Friday 5th January, Year Six travelled up to London to visit the Houses of Parliament. 

We set off as soon as the bell rung out for a brisk walk down to Eltham station. After navigating our way up to Charing Cross, we undertook a brisk walk down Whitehall past Horseguards, the Cenotaph and 10 Downing Street (sadly no one was at home).

Once we arrived, we were treated to a personalised tour of the Houses of Parliament, which we learnt has three parts: the House of Commons; the House of Lords; and the Queen. Later we participated in a debate where we proposed our own bill, amended it, and then voted on it; we even had our own Speaker. 

This was a fantastic trip where children learnt about not on the history of our democracy but how it works in modern-day Britain. All children were fantastically behaved!

Thank you to all our adults that came with us to support us in our day and for Miss Collins for organising the event.