The Future of Politics?
As part of our Shared Education programme with Friends, 10E visited Stormont on Thursday the 8th of June. This helped build on our knowledge from Citizenship class where we studied features of a democracy and our local government.
When we arrived we had a tour led by James. We went to the debating chamber first where the MLAs normally talk about ideas and debate. We had a debate on whether or not we should have school uniforms. The anti-uniform side won by just 2 votes. We then toured the other areas of the building and had a workshop on how MLAs are elected.
Both schools came back to our school for lunch and then we attended a workshop. We got into groups and created our own political parties and then presented our party’s manifestos. All the groups were amazing with ideas on taxes, education, health care and Brexit. We then got to vote, FAHACKA (the group member’s initials) won.
Claire, Katie and Francesca 10E