PARLIAMENT WEEK 4TH TO 8TH NOVEMBER 2019
Following on from last year’s successful Parliament Week, we took part in Parliament Week again and it was a huge success. The week was filled with activities to promote democracy and to engage with Politics, explore ways to have OUR SAY, feel empowered to make a positive difference!
Every morning, students from Year 12 and Year 13 Politics delivered presentations in assembly on ‘What is Brexit’. Students did a fantastic job in breaking down some of the difficult terminology surrounding Brexit.
There were activities during both breaks of everyday – and this included ‘Name the Politician’ game and deciding on the best ‘Qualities of a Political Leader and Features of a Democracy’. Other activities included on various debate and survey statements about electoral reform and the significance of voting. We ended the week with our ‘Equali-Tea’ fund-raising stall.
There were also crucial form time discussions and activities each day about how Parliament has had an impact on people’s lives, including looking at case studies and videos on ‘Changing society’s view of mental health following the Equality Act’.
This year we held a mock election where form classes created their own political party with their very own manifesto. All staff and students were invited to cast their vote for one of the ten shortlisted parties. Once the votes were counted and verified by our Year 12 Politics students, the class did an analysis of the voter turnout and factors that affected turnout. The winning political party was ‘Miss Rahman’s Minions’ and their manifesto was:
CONGRATULATIONS TO ‘MISS RAHMAN’S MINIONS’!
AND A MASSIVE WELL DONE TO THE YEAR 12 AND 13 POLITICS STUDENTS WHO DEDICATED THEIR TIME TO MAKE THIS WEEK SUCH A BIG SUCCESS!