Every term for the last three years, children from Key Stage 2 have participated in the South Lakes Pupil Parliament. Our latest cohort went to the first session of this year’s Parliament on Thursday and had a fantastic time.
Our pupils had a chance to meet and quiz Tim Farron, our local MP, as well as take part in presentations and learn all about how Parliament works from Rachel Dodgson, the fantastic Parliament Education Officer for our area.
We always enjoy this opportunity to celebrate our democracy and learn about the rule of law in our country, especially in the grand setting of the Netherwood Hotel. As always it was a challenging day for the pupils as they worked together with pupils from other schools to decide what our key issue should be for the year ahead. After presentations we held an electronic ballot to vote on what to do.
When we got back to school we shared our learning with the other pupils in school, which is something we normally do. We have also ordered an election toolkit from Parliament so that we can run our own Mock General Election. We are excited about being democratic in the year ahead!