Parliament Workshop @ People's History Museum

Date: 9th Nov 2017 @ 1:16pm

Year 6 visited the People's History Museum to support our recent learning on British Values and more specifically Parliament. The children had been finding out about the British Government is run and how Parliament is formed. They considered how events in history have impacted on the Government; looking at The Gunpowder Plot and why this was important. They also explored the House of Commons, considering 'who' they would like to be if they were involved in Parliament. 

At the museum the children excitedly explored the galleries, which focussed on Suffrage and people's fights over time for their right to vote. They were given the chance to become part of the House of Commons, with the speaker of the house leading the government and opposition on various debates. They also watched a 'living history performance' about the Peterloo Massacre, which has fed into our writing. 

The children have written diary entries about the events of August 16th 1819, from the perspective of Alice - a young mill worker- who marched to Petersfield with the 60,000 protesters. 

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