On Friday 20th January, our Year 5 pupils visited the Houses of Parliament. This was an exciting opportunity to see inside The House of Commons and The House of Lords and gain a deeper understanding of the workings of the UK Parliament. They had a guided tour which included the opportunity to go into the public gallery to watch a live debate. We also took part in a workshop on Laws and Debating. The students had to work
in groups to debate whether certain laws should be banned or not. This was a fantastic opportunity for the children to practise their debating skills as well as using the knowledge they had learnt in their topic work.
They were also very lucky to have Scott the Deputy Chief of Staff to the speaker, speak to them and talk about how Parliament runs on a daily basis. The children and staff had a brilliant day and learnt so much on their topic of ‘Monarchy to Democracy.’