The School took Year Six, who have completed a series of lessons on democracy, to the Houses of Parliament to experience democracy in action.
We were lucky enough to visit Parliament on a Wednesday when many Members of Parliament were in attendance for Prime Minister's question time. We spotted some politicians including Lord Kinnock, Zac Goldsmith, Ian Duncan Smith and Michael Gove.
The class had a personal, informative tour of the House of Lords, followed by a workshop on how laws are made. The class debated whether the voting age should be reduced to 14 years old, with many of Year 6 being able to deliver a clear argument for or against the motion.
All of the pupils came away with an understanding of how laws are made through the Houses of Parliament and finally ratified by Her Majesty The Queen. The staff at the Parliament’s Education Service was very impressed by Year Six’s knowledge of both Parliament and democracy.
Year Six commented on the craftsmanship of the interior of the historic building and the current renovations restoring the House to its former glory.
Thank you to Miss McKune, Mrs Bekir and to our Governor, Mrs Douglas, who took time out to accompany us on the visit.
Sally Saunders, Headteacher