Trip to the Houses of Parliament

Trip to the Houses of Parliament

On the 9th of January, along with our 1e6 classmates, we had the great opportunity to visit the Houses of Parliament thanks to Mme Gibert Pein and Mme Suzanne our English teachers.

Beforehand we worked on the British Parliament and especially on select committees. Many of us did presentations on these select committees to enrich our knowledge on the Houses of Parliament.

We arrived at the Houses of Parliament early and took the time to listen to our teacher’s presentation of the history of the buildings. We also enjoyed the view of the Big Ben, the two towers as well as the London Eye.

We then had a very interesting tour of the Houses of Parliament, passing through the King’s chamber and the great hall. Our guides were very interesting and were happy to answer our questions. We visited both houses (house of lords and house of commons), and saw a debate, which took place in the house of commons, regarding NHS dentistry.

We then proceeded to the workshop. We had an interesting debate on the recreational use of cannabis, a law that was voted against by the “opposition”. We also meet up with our M.P. Felicity Buchan's assistant at the end of our workshop.

Overall, this was a great opportunity for us all to visit the Houses of Parliament and come into contact with the institution that is responsible for law-making in the United Kingdom. Westminster never fails to please all its spectators, and impresses by the architecture found. It is the heart of British politics, and is thus important for all British citizens to visit to get a better understanding of the decision making in the United Kingdom.

Article written by Sophie and Ines, 1ère6

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On the 9th of January, along with our 1e6 classmates, we had the great opportunity to visit the Houses of Parliament thanks to Mme Gibert Pein and Mme Suzanne our English teachers.

Beforehand we worked on the British Parliament and especially on select committees. Many of us did presentations on these select committees to enrich our knowledge on the Houses of Parliament.

We arrived at the Houses of Parliament early and took the time to listen to our teacher’s presentation of the history of the buildings. We also enjoyed the view of the Big Ben, the two towers as well as the London Eye.

We then had a very interesting tour of the Houses of Parliament, passing through the King’s chamber and the great hall. Our guides were very interesting and were happy to answer our questions. We visited both houses (house of lords and house of commons), and saw a debate, which took place in the house of commons, regarding NHS dentistry.

We then proceeded to the workshop. We had an interesting debate on the recreational use of cannabis, a law that was voted against by the “opposition”. We also meet up with our M.P. Felicity Buchan's assistant at the end of our workshop.

Overall, this was a great opportunity for us all to visit the Houses of Parliament and come into contact with the institution that is responsible for law-making in the United Kingdom. Westminster never fails to please all its spectators, and impresses by the architecture found. It is the heart of British politics, and is thus important for all British citizens to visit to get a better understanding of the decision making in the United Kingdom.

Article written by Sophie and Ines, 1ère6

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