P5 Visit from Scottish Parliament Education

Primary 5 had a fantastic experience today when we spent the afternoon with an education outreach officer from the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.  It was an action packed afternoon where children learned about democracy and government.

We started off with an interactive quiz where we used clickers to give our answer instead of putting up our hand.  This helped develop our knowledge of the Scottish Parliament.  We explored devolution and the decisions that were made by the UK and those that were made in Scotland.  We created manifestos for imaginary parties, presented these to the class and then had a ballot vote to choose the best one.  Finally we had a debate on the theme of ‘Should the school week be 4 days?’.  We had to present our arguments to the presiding officer.  It was interactive, informative and definitely a highlight of the school year so far!