09 June 2016

From West Midlands to Westminster – Erdington pupils and MP’s memorable visit to Parliament



Budding politicians from Brookvale Primary School spent the first day of term in London this week when they were given a guided tour of parliament by their MP, Jack Dromey.

Year 6 pupils visited the Houses of Parliament as part of their topic on democracy and the British government.

Year 6 pupils and Higher Level Teaching Assistant

The group were greeted at Westminster Hall by Erdington MP Jack Dromey, who helped organise the visit. This was followed by a guided tour through the Houses of Parliament, where children were able to see first-hand everything they have been learning about in lessons.

Teacher Caroline Fielden said:

We all had a fantastic day and the children gained so much from the visit. Being at the epicentre of British politics really helped bring their lessons to life and this will only help enhance their learning.

No visit to the capital would be complete without taking in the sights of 10 Downing Street and Buckingham Palace – and the children enjoyed a sunshine picnic in St James’ Park, which was fantastic as they had eagerly arrived at school extra early for the train journey down. Some of them had not experienced London before and we’d like to thank Jack Dromey for making this memorable day possible.”  

Jack Dromey MP said:

It was a real pleasure to show the children around the Houses of Parliament and to help expand their learning – although their knowledge was already pretty comprehensive! It’s encouraging to see young people and schools engaging in politics in this way and I was really impressed by the pupils’ impeccable behaviour throughout the day.”