St Thomas More Catholic

Primary School

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Year 5 at the Council House

15 June 2015

As part of Year 5's work on the Ancient Greeks and Democracy, we visited Birmingham's Council House and Art Gallery.

Julie gave us a guided tour of the Council House, which included the Lord Mayor's Parlour where they were able to sit at the Lord Mayor's desk, and see the signatures of famous visitors who have visited such as Prince Charles, Bill Clinton and Tony Blair.

Later, the children took part in a mock debate in the Council Chamber. There were Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrats there. The children were then able to sit in the Lord Mayor's chair and bring the chamber to 'order'!

Afterwards, pupils also visited the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery where they looked at ancient Greek artefacts and the Staffordshire Hoard. The children were very interested and came away with lots of newfound knowledge.

As always, Julie, our guide at the Council House, commented on the enthusiasm and the behaviour of the children. "They are a true credit to St Thomas More".