Northwich Pupil Parliament
The Northwich Education Partnership is made up of schools across the local area, working together to improve outcomes to children's lives and their participation across the community. The Pupil Parliament is where
May 2021 Parliamentary session
Maia and Tom sent a press release to the Northwich Guardian
Yesterday we met Mike Amesbury MP at a Zoom meeting for the Northwich Pupil Parliament. Each school asked a few questions. We asked about his private members bill for school uniform because we’re going to High School and uniforms will be really expensive (over £110!). Mike’s Bill which became law last Friday (we fact checked on his news page) will mean that more school uniform can be sold at supermarkets and clothes shops instead of just selected buyers. People asked a lot about the flooding in Northwich and Witton Church Walk. We also asked about landfill, recycling and food waste. We asked how he became an MP. He told us he first started getting interested in politics around 16, 17. We also asked about Scotland leaving the UK. Mike said he didn’t want them to leave and teamwork was better than standing alone.
It was interesting; we got to see how schools were into cleaning up the planet and environment, others were focussed more on humankind. We think we’ll keep more up to date with politics after our experience but we don’t think we want to be full time politicians!
March 2021 we attended a Northwich Pupil Parliament on Zoom
We discussed about recycling at school, at home - everywhere to be honest! This meeting was about turning ideas into action.
The three tasks we can pick from are:
Writing a letter to an MP, our local MP is Mike Amesbury
Writing a letter to supermarkets
Making a leaflet for parents - we can make a digital leaflet
At Kingsmead we are thinking about a leaflet but a lot of people picked that so we're having a rethink.
Was all about recycling and our Junior MPs will be keeping you posted. Since then two national lockdowns have limited what we could work on but we are Back On It!
With a No Outsiders theme and children thought about gender and how this can be limiting at playtime with outdated notions of girls' and boys' games and interests. Children in year 4 were elected this year, giving them time to learn the role and in year 6 will be passing on the baton and supporting new MPs. Covid-19 brought the work of the parliament to an early close in 2020 so we have kept on the MPs to continue their term of office this year.
Tom and Maia, your Kingsmead JMPs choose to look at homelessness and litter with a July litter-pick across the area.
Junior MPs - year 6Just like for MPs at the House of Commons, children were selected before being put forward for the election. These children presented to classmates who voted for who they wanted to represent all Kingsmead students at the Northwich Pupil Parliament.