On Friday 18th May Year 6 had a fascinating visit to two buildings of immense significance in Manx culture and history. Firstly they visited the Legislative buildings where the House of Keys, Legislative Council and Tynwald reside. Once there they were given a private tour by Speaker of the House the Honourable Juan Watterson. They were shown his robing chambers and each of the areas where the elected officials make the decisions which have shaped Manx life for over a century. As part of this they enjoyed their own mock sitting of the House of Keys where they voted on issues such as the abolition of homework and ending the school year as of Friday. Unfortunately it was a mock sitting so it is back to school on Monday. After enjoying the hospitality of the Speaker we were hosted by His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor Sir Richard Gozney. Children were given access to a number of the rooms of Government House and were able to ask him a number of questions about his role in Manx society. They then enjoyed a quiz, refreshments and a run around the gardens. The children really enjoyed this experience and came away with a greater insight into the working of Isle of Man politics. Our thanks go to the Speaker of the House of Keys and His Excellency Sir Richard Gozney for being such informative and thoughtful hosts.