Trip to the House of Parliament



The trip to the Houses of Parliament was a huge success. Year 5 and 6 pupils, along with their teachers travelled to Euston Station ready to jump on the tube to Embankment.


At street level we were greeted by a fabulous view across the Thames River and we crossed the bridge alongside the London Eye. We were treated to the sights and sounds of the Christmas markets and tucked into our picnic outside the London Festival Hall.


Crossing Westminster Bridge was a fabulous opportunity for photographs. When we arrived outside The Houses of Parliament we took ten minutes to sketch the view and then began our tours.

After passing the security checks we walked through the Great Hall and witnessed The Speaker’s Procession. The Speaker waved and mouthed ‘Welcome to Parliament’ to our children!

We visited the public gallery and listened to a debate about Brexit. Finally, we returned to the Education Centre for our question and answer session with local MP, Ben Wallace.


It started to go dark so we walked riverside to Embankment and were thrilled and wowed by the Christmas lights and festivities along the Thames.

Burger King was the dining experience voted for by the children and it filled up our tummies after our fun packed day! The train delivered us safely back to Preston Station where we all headed home for a good night’s sleep.