Houses of Parliament Visit

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Pupils from Redwood and Hemlock classes had the amazing opportunity of visiting the Houses of Parliament on Friday 6th January. Whilst we were there we saw the ‘House of Commons’ where Members of Parliament (MPs) spend a lot of their time working and debating. We also visited the ‘House of Lords’ which is based in the Palace of Westminster. It has about 740 members, known as peers, who aren’t elected like MPs but who also make decisions about our country.

After our tour, we completed a workshop about campaigning and democracy. It helped us understand how laws are made, how government works and how we can make a positive contribution to our local community. After that, we were lucky enough to meet our local MP Karen Buck. She represented a political party called Labour. She answered lots of questions we had about the government and helped us understand the job she does as an MP

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