We created the House of Commons in our classroom today to have a parliamentary debate. The government and opposition parties debated whether or not school hours should be extended. Madame Speaker maintained order in the House, we stood if we wanted to speak, we addressed each other as our 'Honourable Friends' and had a really enjoyable afternoon! The outcome of the debate was unsurprisingly as follows:
Ayes to the right - 5
Noes to the left - 21
Thankfully, we won't be extending school hours, despite the fantastic arguments put forward by the government!