Today year 6 had an amazing day at The Houses of Parliament in London. It took just over 2 hours to get there but we enjoyed spotting the planes flying into Heathrow, sky scrapers and even police boats, it was all very different than Stockbridge!
When we arrived we had a tour of the House of Lords and the House of Commons. We were amazed by the splendour of the royal throne, the Queen’s robe room and the areas around the House of Lords. The House of Commons was not so ornate but still impressive.
We enjoyed lunch in the park alongside the Thames and all agreed that we wouldn’t want to swim in it! We were also able to spot the London Eye, the Big ben tower and The Shard from our picnic spot.
In the afternoon we watched the Speaker parading into the chamber, along with the golden mace and learnt about the Suffragettes and their fight for equality, we even had the opportunity to see the very banner that Emily Davison tried to put over the King’s horse.
We ended the day meeting our MP Caroline Nokes who told us what it was like to work as an MP in the Houses of Parliament.