Frisby pupils learn about Westminster during politics debate

Frisby key stage two students discuss self-generated 'new laws' during politics debate  
PHOTO: Supplied
Frisby key stage two students discuss self-generated 'new laws' during politics debate PHOTO: Supplied
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Children at Frisby Primary School learnt about government when they were visited by a representative from the Houses of Parliament.

Pupils enjoyed an informative and interactive assembly learning about Parliamentary Bills, Baronesses and the workings of the House of Lords and the House of Commons.

Key Stage two children were also given the opportunity to debate a selection of self-generated ‘new law’ proposals ranging from whether youngsters should go to school one day a week, to whether they should be able to play with technological devices for two hours during the middle of the school day.

Teacher Kim Baker said: “The children came up with some excellent arguments for all sides of each debate and were presided over by a chosen ‘Speaker of the House’ to call ‘Order’ when required.

“In both cases the majority of children voted against the proposed new laws citing. One child was particularly eloquent and declared “Jobs require skills and skills require school.””