Year 6 Visit the Capital

Although we are only two days away from the end of term there is not let up for the Year 6s; we are determined to squeeze every bit we can into the end of their time at primary school.   Yesterday, we were all at school nice and early and by 7.30am we were all on our way to London.

Out first stop was the House of Parliament.  We split into groups and were taken around the seat of our Government.

We learnt lots on our tour round and even got to go into the House of Lords and watch Theresa May’s last ever PM question time live on the screen.

After that we completed a workshop where we learned about how laws are made and passed.   Each group decided on a new law that they would like to introduce and then debated the different sides of the argument.  After that, there was a vote and it was decided whether the law would go ahead or not.

Next, we had a picnic lunch by the River Thames.  We were excited that our local MP, Conor Burns was able to join us after a busy morning.  We had a chance to ask him some questions and talk to him about his job.

When we had finished eating, we went for our walking tour around some the main sites.  We walked around Westminster and saw Big Ben (although sadly he was covered in scaffolding)!

We passed Downing Street and saw Horse Guards Parade. Then, we walked on down to Trafalgar Square taking in Nelson’s Column, the National Gallery and the fountains.

Our walk continued down the mall to Buckingham Palace and then through St James’ park.

After all that walking we felt that the children deserved a well earned ice-cream before heading back to the coach for the journey home.  Well done Year 6, a super day and you all made us extremely proud.