On Wednesday 9 May, Year 6 went on a trip to the Palace of Westminster and the Churchill War rooms.
Year 6 had a great time at the Houses of Parliament learning about the House of Commons and the House of Lords. I found it interesting that the Queen is not allowed to go into the House of Commons as her ancestor, Charles I, ended up getting executed after his visit there! I really enjoyed the visit and it was fascinating to find out more about our democracy. Our guide was also excellent at telling us all about the Women’s Movement – there was even an art installation linked to the tide of the Thames to representing the constant changes we strive for with regard to equal rights.
Afterwards, we had our photo taken by the new statue of Millicent Fawcett in Parliament Square and then had a picnic in the beautiful weather in St James’ Park.
We have been studying World War II in history and we went on a trip to learn more about our leader in a time of terror. We used an audio guide and walked around the rooms which had clocks all set at 2 minutes to 5 to show that the museum is frozen in time. This was very interesting – especially the map room where you can still see the thousands of tiny holes in the maps where every detail of the war was recording using different styles of pin. As well as this, we went to the Churchill Museum where we learnt about Churchill in greater depth. We learnt about dates, Churchill’s legacy, his art, schoolwork and much more.
Overall it was a great trip!
By Zoe and Bethan, Y6