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Parliament- Behind the Scenes

Yesterday (Monday 5th December) Year 6 Oak Class went to the Houses of Parliament in London to see how it works as part of their PSHE and Citizenship work.

The coach arrived at 10:45, even though it left at 9:30. The excited children passed several statues (one of Oliver Cromwell) as they entered Westminster Hall, where they met Yasmin and Tiffany, their tour guides.

They first took Year 6 to the House of Commons. “It was very blank,” commented Aswin, aged 10, “but I did like the history behind the building.”

Then Yasmin and Tiffany took the children to the House of Lords, where they saw a golden throne for the Queen.  “It was a little over the top,” said Zain, aged 11.

Afterwards, the guides took the Year 6 to the Disraeli Room where they met Watford’s MP, Richard Harrington. “I think that he’s very responsible and sympathetic,” commented Dean, aged 11.

After Oak Class met Richard, they went back to the coach and went home. “It was very interesting, fascinating and spectacular. I liked it!” said Aswin, once again.

By Matyas (11)

Media Correspondent, Year 6