School MPs visit the Houses of Parliament
Our school MPs visited the Houses of Parliament (made up of the House of Commons and the House of Lords) to get a behind the scenes look at where our country is governed from. We had the opportunity to learn about the architectural features of the building which has, in part, been re-built due to fire and war, over several centuries. Our visit took us to view the two different chambers where members of parliament and peers debate and vote on issues which affect our daily lives, from laws to do with education, housing and Brexit! During our time, we learned so much in terms of history, politics and architecture and came back feeling inspired to do the best we can in our own role as school MPs.
September 2019 - Visit from the Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP
As part of the launch of our School Parliament, we had a visit from a very special guest, Stephen Timms, who is MP for our local area. He came to talk to the children about democracy, an important British Value which gives people a say in how the government is run, which they do by voting. At the time, children were making their campaign videos to convince their classmates to vote for them in the upcoming election!