The Democracy Project
Firstly, lets introduce ourselves ...
My name is Taylor Woodiwiss. I am in year 6 and I'm the Prime Minister of Dee Point Primary.
My name is Laycee Davies. I am in year 5 and I am the Deputy Prime Minster.
We are Harry and Elsie we’re both in year 5. We are Democracy Project Ambassadors and part of our School Council.
Since November last year we have been involved in this very exciting project! The Democracy Project has been set up to teach children in Blacon about democracy, our government and why it is very important to vote. It encourages children to learn about democracy and share their learning with others. We went to meetings with other BEV schools and learnt about Democracy then shared our learning with other schools from across Cheshire. At the end of the year we had a democratic vote, this was to select which children should get to go to LONDON with our Prime Minister and Deputy to represent our school! In July eight children got to join other BEV schools on a trip to West Minister! We visited Buckingham Palace, The Houses of Parliament and had a picnic in Hyde Park.
Last year we also looked at the EU referendum. We researched reasons for and against staying in the EU and then we delivered all the information we had learnt to staff in Dee Point. It was amazing being able to teach adults around us about something so important. We got brilliant feedback from our meeting and every member of staff said that they had learnt something new about the referendum!
This year we have a bigger team and bigger ideas! Watch this space as we have some very exciting plans!
Thanks, The Democracy Team!