School Council - Parliament Trip
On Thursday 17th November, the school council went on a trip to London to see Parliament. The building itself was impressive to say the least! We managed to meet our local Sheffield MP for a Q&A session and we also went into the silent viewing gallery in the House of Commons to watch the MP’s discussing issues for their local constituencies. The children even got to stand in the spot where Guy Faulkes was sentenced and famous leaders have given speeches. The children learnt so much and it was a fantastic opportunity that couldn’t be missed. The majority of children in the group had not been to London before so they were amazed by the huge buildings (especially Big Ben and the London Eye). All the children were absolutely brilliant. They didn’t complain about the very long journey and early start (5am!) and their behaviour was impeccable. The staff felt extremely proud of the children, they really are a credit to our school.
Democracy in Action
The School Council visited the Town Hall on the 7th December 2015 to meet with the Southey Ward Councillors, to learn what a good Councillor is and to ask them questions. The children were brilliant throughout and were great ambassadors for the school, showing the politeness, respect, intelligence and curiosity that our children have. The Councillors were very impressed by both their behaviour and their thoughtful and perceptive questions. It has inspired some of our School Councillors to want to be Councillors themselves when they're older
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