Year 4 and Year 6 were excited to arrive in the capital city of London on Tuesday 13th October. Greeted by its incredible skyline, we made our first stop at the Palace of Westminster. The children were taken on a tour of the Parliamentary buildings and even got to observe debates in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords! Following the tour the children learned all about the monarchy in Britain dating back to King John and the Magna Carta. After the workshop, we all delighted in a beautiful walk along the river before getting on to a river cruise boat! On the way the children all marvelled over the eclectic mix of architecture and listened carefully to the informative commentary on the boat. After a quick stop at the Tower of London to look at Traitors’ Gate, we made our way back down the river and safely home to Bath.
Here is what some of the children said…
“I thought the amount of security was astonishing! There’s so much because they are keeping people safe and they will do anything to keep Parliament protected.” (Imon)
“It was epic! The boat trip was amazing and it was inspirational to see all of the buildings such as the bridge that the women built during the war.” (Gaia)
“The Houses of Parliament were fantastic. It was brilliant to see how much goes on there; my highlight was watching debates in the House of Commons and the House of Lords.” (Vita)