On Wednesday 15th October 2014 children from the Pupil Voice Groups and staff from the Trust visited the Houses of Parliament for our Trust Parliament meeting. Mrs Barry, our Executive Head Teacher was so excited for the children we thought she was going to burst.
All three schools in The Academy travelled up by train and meet at Waterloo East Station and then we proceeded to walked along the South Bank. The children commented on the London Eye and the view from the River Thames. Finally we arrived at the Portcuills House where we were greeted by Mrs Evans (Secretary /PA to Mr David Evennett MP) who then guided us through the security procedures to access the building.
The Pupil Voice Groups all settled down and proceeded to deliver their meetings to the Trust Parliament. It was a joyous occasion to see all three schools working together to achieve such high standards for our Academy.
When our meeting was coming to an end, Mr Scott, the Assistant to David Evennett had a surprise for us. We were all very excited as he took us into an underground passage which led us out in to the court yard of the Houses of Commons where we saw a magnificent view of the Elizabeth Tower and Big Ben.
Mr David Evennett MP then joined us and told us about the history of the Houses of Parliament and a we had a photograph session. He said we were the first school to hold a meeting at the Houses of Parliament. Soon the time had come for us to leave as we walked back to have our packed lunch (supplied by Pabulum) by the London Eye.
All in all, a fun and interesting day was had by all.