Some of our Year 4 pupils were part of a recent Michael Faraday school trip to Westminster and the Houses of Parliament. Children from acres the children were kindly invited along for a tour of the centerpiece of British democracy. Following on from the recent visit to our school by Ed Miliband, the Leader of the Opposition, our pupils were keen to learn more about Westminster and the workings of the government.
We were given a full tour of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. We were under strict instructions not to sit down in the chambers – especially on the gold throne that is reserved for the Queen!
Our pupils were able to see many historic sights during our trip. We walked past the famous statue of Sir Winston Churchill, as well as looking at items relating to the reign of King Henry VIII and memories from the Great Fire of London.
All pupils have written thank you letters following on from the trip. We are also in the process of arranging a trip for all of our Year 6 pupils to Westminster at the start of the new school year. You can catch up on some of the highlights from the visit in the podcast below.