This week, we marked Parliament Day by celebrating Democracy and learning about the British Parliament.
They learned that the word democracy comes from Democracy means ’rule by the people’. It comes from the Greek words Dêmos, which means people, and Krátos, which means rule or strength.
As always, the children were split into groups across the years and talked about the rights all citizens have and how these link to the articles in the UN rights of the child. They discussed the quiestion 'At what age should people be allowed to vote?' and the vocabulary they had used during the lesson. Children produced drawings of their own hands with one of the words on it to form a large poster of hands up to represent voting. Some children branched off to create their own political parties and stood in election next to other parties like the ‘Teachers Party’. At the end of the session some of the children made a speech as to why they should be Prime Minister.
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