Year 6 were excited to be heading up to Westminster to visit the Houses of Parliament. They were excited for the entire week previously, the entire journey up to London and the entire time we were in Parliament.
We gathered at Camberley station to catch our train up to London, where we proceeded to belatedly celebrate Kieran’s birthday. Now stuffed with sugar, we jumped into the train and started our journey up to the capital. There were very few other commuters, so we had the carriage to ourselves, and as we entered London we tried to spot famous landmarks. Jumping off at Waterloo, we made our way to Jubilee Park to stop and have lunch. We parked ourselves beneath London’s single eye, and promptly made a new friend. Gary the squirrel met Jeyaan first, and once Jeyaan had earned his trust, Gary went on to introduce himself to us all. He was quite cute.
Having eaten, we made the trek along the bank of the Thames (looking at all of the interesting restaurants and shops on the way), before going over Westminster Bridge. Elizabeth Tower was clad in her scaffolding dress, with the clockface peeking out from within, and the huge bulk of Westminster Palace lay before us. The thing that struck us first was just how tall it was, with windows larger than normal houses. We met our tour guide and proceeded to tour Parliament. We went into each House, looked at halls and offices and stairways and corridors, all of which were beautifully decorated and embellished. We then went on to do our workshop, where our three political parties battled it out with words and promises before seeing Oli declared the new Prime Minister! The Greenhills party was robbed of their rightful victory…
Making our way back, we stopped to purchase some souvenirs before heading back to catch the train. All in all, and amazing day out!