Sacred Heart School Parliament
Our School Parliament is one way that we put into practise British (and Christian) values. Each class elects two ‘MPs’ and everyone is entitled to stand, regardless of their race or belief. We practise mutual respect by listening carefully to the candidates’ speeches, irrespective of whether we agree or not. Then we democratically elect our MPs: everyone has an equal vote and the candidates with the most votes are elected. For the rest of that year, the MPs represent their class at the School Parliament; putting forward views and ideas for school rules and mission statement, possible trips, new play equipment and school dinner menu choices.
School Parliament went to visit the Mayor of Gedling at the Civic Centre in Arnold.
What they did: –
They travelled on Nottingham City Transport from Carlton to Arnold and got off at Arnot Hill Park and walked up to the Civic Centre. They were shown the Mayors Chambers . It had lots of large leather chairs which the children were allowed to sit on and ask questions using the microphones.
After a 30 minute question and answer session they all went through to the Mayor’s Chambers where light refreshments were served.
They then returned back to school using Nottingham City Transport.