An educational tour of the Houses of Parliament
On Monday the 9th October, children from St. Stephen's were delighted to be given the opportunity to visit the Houses of Parliament in London to learn about the monarchy, democracy and a lot more about Britains rich political history.
Arriving at the Palace of Westminster after an lengthy train ride and a short walk through St. James Park, the tour began with the lively group checking in at the Education Centre at the Victoria Tower Gardens. Greeted by very friendly and well informed education centre staff they were given a virtual tour of the House Of Commons in one of the presentation rooms, since the real one was undergoing security checks prior to a speech by the Prime Minister.
Following an amazing tour of the Houses of Parliament, the group returned to the Education Centre to take part in a workshop on democracy, and shortly before their departure for home were treated to a surprise visit by Canterbury's own MP, Rosie Duffield.