During Parliament week the children of Year 1 had the opportunity to find out about the lives of Members of Parliament and have a virtual tour of the Houses of Commons. They discovered where important decisions about the country were made and how the Prime Minister debates with the opposition to develop policies and take the country forward, including during the challenging COVID-19 times.
The children were asked to vote, using an official ballot paper in a specially designed private voting space. They were asked to vote for either a food and drink collection for the NHS Stepping Hill Hospital staff or a food parcel collection for old people in the Marple Community. Every child was asked not to discuss their decision prior to voting. They all took it very seriously and one-by-one went to the voting booth and marked their paper with a cross, folded it up and put it in the ballot box.
After that, the votes were tallied and the collection for the NHS was a clear winner and they felt extremely proud.