Padiham pupils head to House of Commons

The school council from Padiham Primary School had a tour of the Houses of Parliament as well as seeing Big Ben as they enjoyed a trip to London.

Padiham Primary School in London (s)
Padiham Primary School in London (s)

The pupils were given a guided tour around Parliament and also took part in a workshop which educated them about democracy as well as watching the MP’s debate in the House of Commons.

While they were in the capital, they had chance to see many of the famous landmarks.

The school council meet regularly to discuss ways to improve their school day, how to help the school in sustainability and caring for the environment and ideas for fundraising, among other things. They then meet with Head Teacher Stephen Purtill to take their ideas forward.

“Going to London and the Houses of Parliament was a dream come true for the pupils,” said Mr Purtill.


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“It was a long hard day setting off at 6am in the morning and returning at midnight but all pupils thought it was worthwhile and something they will remember.”