Sparsholt children visit Parliament

Year 6 children hit Parliament on Monday 12th November as they took a tour of the Palace of Westminster and met their MP, Steve Brine.

They began in the House of Lords, and were then led through the Division Lobby into the House of Commons.

At the end of the guided tour the children stood at the entrance to St Stephen’s Hall full of awe and wonder as they marvelled at the new art installation, ‘New Dawn’ designed by Mary Branson.

The stunning light sculpture celebrates 150 years since the campaign for women’s rights began.

Steve Brine then surprised them by taking time out of his schedule to meet them in St Stephen’s Hall for a Q and A session, which included questions such as why he wanted to be an MP and what his favourite animal was - he answered a Labrador and showed them a photo of Popcorn, who is much missed.

Steve said: “I loved meeting the children in Parliament, and am reliably told that they returned to school full of the excitement of their day and feeling empowered and determined to take part in future elections.”