This week our children have been exploring a parliamentary loan box to support their learning about parliamentary debates. The children have enjoyed holding debates in their classes using the resources from the box.
Year 1 kicked off the excitement with a debate on whether children should wear a uniform in school. The children made some excellent points, such as Lilian who argued for school uniform as it means if any pupils go missing, a grown-up knows to bring them back to the right school.
Year 3 were also keen to make their voices heard through debate. As it is Children's Mental Health Week, the children debated the question "does my school do all it can to nurture my mental wellbeing?" There was an initial landslide victory for the yes party and a hugely positive reaction from the children, so they moved on to discussing how to make their voices heard even more!
Year 6 recently learned about global warming and created a list of new laws that they thought would help slow climate change. After discussing the practicalities of their new laws, the class decided that increasing tax on plastic products was the most realistic idea. The children then used the loan box to hold a debate on the subject and had great fun demonstrating their knowledge.