Order! order! at Squirrel’s Parliamentary debate
All the children had a virtual tour of the Houses of Parliament and its history.
Of course its a great time to talk about examples of the British value of ‘Democracy’, for example its 100 years since women got the vote so we also thought about what this meant to women both 100 years ago and today in the UK.
Squirrel Class reorganised the room into the House of Commons and having watched a video about Brexit they began a debate. It was an interesting experience and it gave the children a chance to reply to each other’s questions and have a go at public speaking as well as considering how trade allows products to travel through Europe. They also expressed views on farming and enjoyed heckling each other and acting out a range of cabinet roles. Perhaps we have a future parliamentarian in the class!