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School Council Visit Parliament

On Wednesday morning at 6am the school's council members from Year 6, 5 and 4 met to begin their journey to London. We travelled by train to Paddington, then took black cab taxis to the Royal Palace of Westminster. We saw some amazing buildings on the journey there.

Our tour of the Houses of Parliament was fascinating. We discovered that the Robing Room is only used for 1 day a year, when the Queen comes to open Parliament. We saw huge portraits of previous kings and queens in the Gallery. We even stood directly above the spot where Guy Fawkes had tried to blow up parliament hundred of years ago!

The House of Lords was fabulous - the statues were solid gold!

After our tour we took part in a workshop to consider questions like 'Is it sometimes OK to break laws?' and 'Should everyone be treated the same?' It really made us think, especially when we had just been finding out about Emeline Pankhurst and the Suffragettes.

Our MP, Luke Pollard, came to meet us and told us a lot about his new job representing us all.

We then went on the Tube to the Science Museum which was incredible!

When we returned to Paddington we went to Paddington Bear's statue and bench and bought our tea which we took on the train.

After a really long day, we finally returned to school at 8pm.