Luton Education News
A wave from the Prime Minister was the highlight of a trip to Westminster last week for children from Barnfield Moorlands Free School.
The excited children, who are all members of the School Council, visited the capital to see the House of Commons and have a picture taken outside Number 10, Downing Street.
Prime Minister David Cameron was spotted by the Moorlands group as he went into Parliament and he gave them all a wave – much to their delight.
The Moorlands School Council represents Year 3 to Year 6 at the Leagrave Hall school.
All School Council representatives were invited on the trip, which included a guided tour of the House of Commons, to help them understand democracy and politics.
Principal Carrie Matthews said: “The children thoroughly enjoyed the visit and were in awe of the grand buildings they saw. It is important for our School Council to understand how decisions are made by the government as they affect all our lives.”
Barnfield Chief Executive Pete Birkett said: “It is fantastic for our children to have seen our Prime Minister at work and get an insight into the palace of Westminster.
“Our School Council encourages members to ask questions and solve problems and this visit is a great way to broaden their political literacy.”
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