Democratic Year 6

Year 6 had a fabulous day out in London.

The sun was shining as we walked to Camberley Station to catch the train to Waterloo. On arrival we walked along the South Bank, past the London Eye and across Westminster Bridge and along Whitehall, where we walked past Downing Street and on to Horse Guards’ Parade. We watched the Soldiers of the Household Division preparing for the Beating the Retreat next month and then on to an open-air lunch in St James’ Park, followed by a visit to the Guard’s Museum, where we learned all about the different uniforms worn by the Guards.

From there we headed over to the Houses of Parliament, we visited both the House of Commons and House of Lords, both of which were in session. Following this the children learned about the election process; they had to decide on their manifesto, name their party and then hold hustings and finally a secret ballot. In the end the NRJ Party won a landslide majority and Nicolas became the Prime Minister.

We headed home after a long but very enjoyable day, having learned a lot more about British democracy and elections.