Yesterday, Year 6 spent an exciting day in London. We left school very early at 6.45 and travelled by minibus to the British Museum in London. We were in awe of this magnificent building and excited to visit the Ancient Sumer galleries where we discovered the fascinating artefacts unearthed by archaeologists almost 100 years ago in ancient royal tombs in Iraq. After lunch we travelled by Tube – a completely new experience for some of us – to Westminster, ready to start our tour of the Houses of Parliament. We entered the viewers’ gallery of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, watching both MPs, and Lords and Baronesses in debate. We stood where the BBC reporters stand to interview MPs in the Central Lobby and learned lots of interesting facts about this important building – the seat of our democratic government. Then we took part in a workshop where we learned about key figures in the past and present who have shaped our democracy and brought us to the point where we all have a say in how we are governed. We managed to capture a picture of Oscar next to the sculpture of suffragette Millicent Fawcett, the subject of Oscar’s canvas exhibited at our show garden in Malvern, before collapsing onto the minibus. Tired though we were, the combination of song requests and sugary doughnuts kept us all wide awake through the journey home. It was a great day.
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