I was very pleased to be able to take year five to London in September for a wonderful day of different experiences. The main focus of the trip was to visit the Houses of Parliament. The children were given a tour, seeing where Mr Cameron and all the other elected MPs sit (although we now know you are not allowed to sit where they do!) The children had some excellent questions and enjoyed hearing about the great history of the building and those who have worked there both in the past and currently.
They then had a workshop examining the way in which our electoral system works, wrote their own campaign speeches and held a mock election. It linked back to our own school council, something that the children are elected onto.
The day also included a walk by the Thames, a visit to the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery and a delicious Italian meal to finish before we made the long journey home. The children were an absolute credit to the school and left with some wonderful memories to share with their friends and families back at Church Langton.