Year 6 – Parliament Trip

Posted: 14th June 2022

What an incredible opportunity Year 6 had – visiting Houses of Parliament.  The whole day was a memorable experience.  Train journey to and from Camberley via Ascot – great excitement along with learning that London Stratford Train Station is the busiest station in U.K.  We stopped by the National Covid Memorial Wall for a moment of reflection, we only saw a section of it as it stretches over one-third of a mile.  Year 6 were commended for being extremely fast through security at Parliament.  The visit deepened the children’s knowledge and understanding of Democracy in action. The tour around the buildings offered the children a unique combination of one thousand years of history, modern day politics and stunning art and architecture.  Year 6 were able to visit both the House of Commons and House of Lords – there is a lot of gold in the Lords’ section.  The New Dawn, the new light installation celebrating Women’s Suffrage is beautiful and changes with tide.  Following the visit to Parliament we popped over to Parliament Square, walked to St. James Park for lunch.  After lunch we were able to walk down the Mall, through Horse Guard Parade back through Whitehall Gardens.  Where the children were delighted to find one of Queen’s Platinum Jubilee corgi statues. A super day was had by all.

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