The parliament tour was similarly interesting in a different way. We got to tour the House of Commons and the House of Lords and learn about the interesting history behind the building, the reconstructions in certain places, the interesting fact that by law the queen is not allowed in the House of Commons and that she attends the House of Lords once a year. Did you know that? I bet you didn’t! We won’t give you the answer to that, but we’ll let you work it out!
There were also lots of statues of different prime ministers of the past throughout the parliament, one being of Clement Attlee. One of the young people, Jumel looked at the statue and said to our manager ‘Hey Sharon, that’s Clement Attlee. Hey Sharon, that’s Clement Attlee, I can’t believe that’s Clement Attlee’.
Later we went into one of the board rooms and sat around a round table where we held up cards for answers to quizzes that were posed to us based on the things we learnt during the tour. We also, discussed about the barriers common people face when they want to change policies within the government and how it can be overcome. We also, expressed some of the questions we would ask if we were an MP in the parliament. The day ended with everyone receiving a goody bags and we then had a nice meal out.