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Amy’s Big Day Out

Prep 6 pupil, Amy Smith, and her Mum were recently invited to attend a special reception at the Houses of Parliament for the charity Beating Bowel Cancer.  Here is Amy’s account of the experience in her own words:

“On Wednesday 27th January, I was lucky enough to be invited to a reception at The Houses of Parliament.  I was invited by the charity Beating Bowel Cancer for the publicity and the fundraising that my Mum and I do.  My Mum was diagnosed with bowel cancer when I was three weeks old so this charity means a lot to me.

When we arrived at the Houses of Parliament, we had to go through security which reminded me a lot of going through security at an airport.  We had to go through many corridors and it was very confusing.  We went past the debating chambers and walked to the Terrace Pavilion.

There were lots of informative speeches by a number of people including the Shadow Health Secretary, Heidi Alexander and Mathew Wright the TV presenter.  After the speeches there were refreshments and my Mum and I had a chance to speak to a number of different people.  The event underlined to me just how many people get the disease and I think it is really sad that not everyone survives.

To finish off the day, we both went into the Public Gallery and I was able to see where David Cameron and all our MP’s debate different things every day.  It was an amazing experience and I loved every minute of it.”