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Miahcats at Parliament

posted 8 Aug 2013, 03:05 by Google Google   [ updated 8 Aug 2013, 03:05 ]



Kara Amy Lark and Marcos Dos Santos
On Monday 1st July I have the pleasure of accompanying 6 pupils from Bexleyheath Academy to the Houses of Parliament. The group are part of the Miahcats Engineering Team who are trying to raise money to enter the Green Power racing event. The group were extremely professional throughout the day and a credit to the school. Below is an overview of the day, written by two of the team leaders, Kara Amy Lark and Marcos Dos Santos

Mr R.Miah
Head of Construction

After our Miahcats meeting with the local MP, David Evennett invited us on a trip to the Houses of Parliament on Monday 1st July 2013. This was an opportunity of a lifetime, to go to one of the most famous buildings in the world. We set off in the morning and throughout the day we were able to experience how it might have been many centuries ago when kings and queens had ruled the country. This was very beneficial to the team as it showed that different people have come together to create such a powerful government. The essence of this was teamwork, which is exactly what we need for our project to be successful.

As we arrived we went through security and waited to be greeted by Mr Evennett and his assistants Mrs Evans and Mr Scott. We then took some photos by Westminster hall and set off on the tour. As we walked down the chapel we saw a statue of who we later found out was one of Kara’s ancestors (Prime minister William Gladstone). A question asked to us was “Who are the two most famous prime ministers that was laid to rest in Westminster hall?” Ellese then quickly guessed and said “Obama?!” This made everyone instantly laugh. As a group, we are at the top of our game in technology, but maybe some members need a little more help with history. We proceeded with a journey inside the grounds on which we saw many statues, painting and plaques of famous people. We were also shocked to find out that in the House of Commons a person could not be pronounced dead until they were in the ambulance (even if they had died inside the rooms), this topic caused a big debate between the group.

As we arrived we went through security and waited to be greeted by Mr Evennett and his assistants Mrs Evans and Mr Scott. We then took some photos by Westminster hall and set off on the tour. As we walked down the chapel we saw a statue of who we later found out was one of Kara’s ancestors (Prime minister William Gladstone). A question asked to us was “Who are the two most famous prime ministers that was laid to rest in Westminster hall?” Ellese then quickly guessed and said “Obama?!” This made everyone instantly laugh. As a group, we are at the top of our game in technology, but maybe some members need a little more help with history. We proceeded with a journey inside the grounds on which we saw many statues, painting and plaques of famous people. We were also shocked to find out that in the House of Commons a person could not be pronounced dead until they were in the ambulance (even if they had died inside the rooms), this topic caused a big debate between the group.