Sussex children who were visiting the Houses of Parliament yesterday, have all been confirmed as being safe and well.

Herstmonceux Church of England Primary School in Hailsham visiting Parliament on a trip.

The school informed us all of the children are safe and accounted for.

There were 15 pupils aged between seven and 11 who are involved with the school council.

They were accompanied by three adults.

The young people were on a trip to the Houses of Parliament to learn about how the democratic process works.

They were in the education centre in the Palace of Westminster when the incident occurred.

All were safe and the school telephoned parents to provide reassurance and updates.

Children received a police escort to Victoria station and arrived safely back at Polegate last night.

A group of school children from Littlehampton in West Sussex were also visiting Parliament yesterday.

East Preston Junior School had put up a statement on their website

A West Sussex County Council spokesperson said:

“The class was on school trip to the Houses of Parliament.

All of them are safe and parents were made aware.”


Four people died and 40 are injured following the terror attack in Westminster.

The incident was London’s worst terror attack in more than a decade.

29 people have been treated in hospital – seven are still in a critical condition.

Those who were killed include the attacker himself.

The police officer who was stabbed to death in Westminster has been named as 48-year-old Keith Palmer.

Keith was a father and husband.

A Government minister gave first aid to Mr Palmer.

During the incident yesterday, Sussex MP’s tweeted to share where they where.