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Mon 14th May 2018 : Day of Politics & Culture for Year 6
What a wonderful trip to London! Year 6 were able to clear security and walk the corridors of power at Westminster, being guided around the different areas of the vast and intricate parliament building.
The history and workings of the building were explained to the children by our excellent guide and it was a real privilege to have the access we did. Many well-known faces, including Norman Tebbit and Tanni Grey-Thompson, were spotted hurrying on by.
Whilst accessing the public gallery of the House of Commons, children were treated to seeing debates live, first about the erection of mobile phone masts and then knife crime in the UK. The speaker of the house, John Bercow, was animated as ever!
Finally they were able to learn how laws are created and passed via role play in a mock House of Commons.
They used debate and voting on electronic keypads to come up with ideas for bills to be put through the parliamentary democratic process, experiencing each stage as it would happen in real life. They ended up democratically passing their own law to ensure equal pay for everyone regardless of gender or race with fines for companies which didn't adhere. We were very proud of them!
After enjoying lunch in Trafalgar Square, stalked by pigeons, the children demonstrated their excellent knowledge of Greek mythology during a guided tour of the gallery on the topic of 'Myths and Legends'.
They were taken to view paintings linking to Greek mythology, such as Luca Giordano's painting of Perseus turning Phineas and his followers to stone.
Our guide helped the children spend time really examining the artwork, giving their thoughts on the various layouts, arrangements, choice of colours and inferred or deeper meaning of the images.
The guide was so impressed with the children's answers and behaviour that she made a point of commenting on it. Well done Year 6!
Mr Chave, Year 6 teacher & Head of Modern Foreign Languages & Global Awareness