On November 10, sixth-graders headed off to Ottawa for a few visits.On their way to Ottawa, the students had to prepare for their 3 visits by reading and viewing a few digital documents provided by their teacher.
On arrival in Ottawa, they toured the West Wing of Parliament to visit the House of Commons, the Committee Room and the 8 Books of Remembrance Room (for Canada’s fallen soldiers).
They then moved on to the Senate, where they continued their tour of how legislation is created in Canada’s parliamentary system.
After a brief stop for a minute’s silence at the monument to the unknown soldier, they paid a final visit to the Royal Canadian Mint, where they witnessed the various stages in the manufacture of collector and bullion coins.
On the bus home, they had to prepare a team oral report based on all the information they had gathered.
This will be presented in class in the coming weeks.
It’s worth noting that our guides gave us some great feedback on the seriousness of our students!
All in all, a superb outing in which our students showed great maturity and represented our school very well.