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In January 2019, we launched our first Pupil Parliament event. Our year 5 pupils, along with year 5 pupils from 14 other primary schools in Greater Manchester, attended MEA to discuss and debate the Global Goals we thought were most important. We were joined by Councillor Luthfur Rahem and our MP Mike Kane who told the children all about Parliament and campaigning. Our top 5 were:
* Zero Poverty
* Gender Equality
* Good Health and Well Being
* Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
* Climate Action
Our Pupil Parliamentarian's brought these choices back to school and led a whole school vote on the most important one for us. Our winner was ‘Good Health and Wellbeing’. We creating a campaign, writing campaign speeches and making banners, to share this information with members of the public in Manchester.
READ ALL ABOUT IT!!!! Check out our article the Manchester Evening News by clicking the picture below...
Visit to the Houses of Parliament
The Pupil Parliamentarians visited London to look around the Houses of Parliament and learn about politics and decision making in our country. We met our MP, Mike Kane, and took part in a workshop all how parliament and law making has changed throughout the years.
Visit to the Council Chambers
The children spent the day at the council chambers in Manchester and listened to some inspirational people, including Councillor Eve Holt and James Plant, the leader of Manchester's Youth Parliament. The children wrote their campaign speeches and read them aloud to the other schools. This was a truly inspirational day for the children!