William Austin pupils take a trip to Parliament

William Austin pupils visited Parliament

William Austin pupils visited Parliament

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William Austin pupils were invited to visit the Houses of Parliament and the opening of a new building at the Tate Modern art gallery.

Twenty five children who make up the schools Pupils Parliament were invited to the Palace of Westminster, where they took a tour of the Houses, visited the the House of Lords and saw the Queens throne.

Miss Moran, of William Austin Infant School, said: “The children felt very privileged to be able to attend the Houses of Parliament, they thoroughly enjoyed walking in the Queens footsteps and having access to areas which are not open to the general public.”

They also explored the new exhibitions at the Tate Modern art gallery and took part in workshops where they made their own tiles in the style of the reconstructed Palace of Westminster.

Luton North MP Kelvin Hopkins joined the pupils and answered their questions about parliament.

Miss Moran added: “They were really impressed by Kelvin Hopkins MP and it was wonderful that he took the time to answer their questions so well. The children were very grateful and are hoping to invite him to visit the school sometime soon. They found the day very inspiring.”