Primary 5/6/7 were delighted to welcome Miss Mairead Mackechnie, Education Officer from the Scottish Parliament, into the class for an afternoon workshop. They have been learning about the topic for the last two weeks and this workshop was very helpful.
We used voting consoles, similar to those used in the Scottish Parliament, to answer various multiple choice questions and had the chance to have a real debate, complete with Cameron as our Presiding Officer! The class split into political parties, we elected our party leaders and composed our manifestos. We had an election and learned the importance of using a ‘cross’ to mark your choice on the ballot paper.
Thank you to the Scottish Parliament Outreach Services for a brilliant afternoon.