Years 5 and 6 visit The Houses of Parliament
On Monday 25thJune, Year 5 and 6 travelled to Central London to visit the Houses of Parliament. We all had to go through security before we were allowed to go in. We then met our guides, Emily, Felix and Diane who divided us into groups. Firstly, each group was taken to the robing room where the Queen puts dresses and puts on her crown before opening parliament each year. We learnt that red is the colour for the House of Lords and green is for the House of Commons-where the MPs are. There were lots of monitors and microphones hanging from the ceiling in the Houses. We found out the Queen only visits the House of Lords once a year and she never enters the House of Commons. All the children learnt how to pass a bill which means an idea for a law is proposed to the House of Commons, it is then passed to the Lords until the queen signs the bill and makes it a law! We had a very interesting day!