Hello from Primary 6/7
This week we have been learning about Scottish politics, We have been learning about our devolved parliament and the powers which Holyrood hold in Britain. We are looking forward to Scottish Parliament visiting us for a workshop on the 1st of December where we will be able to have an opportunity to ask questions about the role of parliament in Scotland. We will also be visited on the 5th for a talk by an MSP where he will discuss his role in politics. This is something we are really looking forward to and as you can see we are beginning to learn a lot about our own political system.
‘The next Scottish election is going to be in 2020’ Kristopher Lyons
‘Nicola Sturgeon is the only female First Minister of Scotland, head of our devolved Scottish Parliament ‘ Calum Downs
‘SNP are in charge of Scottish Parliament’ Callum Sharkey
‘The four main parties are S.N.P, Scottish Conservative Party, Scottish Liberal Democrats and Scottish Labour Party’ Calum Downs
‘There are 73 different constituencies in Scotland’ Calum Downs
‘We belong to the Coatbridge and Chryston constituency’ Callum Sharkey
‘Our constituency MP is Philip Boswell of the SNP Party and our MSP is Fulton McGregor of the SNP Party’ Class
‘Nicola Sturgeon graduated from Glasgow University before going into politics’ Kristopher Lyons
We will also be working with Primary 5/6 on our topic where each child will be part of a political party and they must come up with their own manifesto and go through an election campaign. Hopefully on the 5th of December they will be able to gain some insight and tips from an actual elected MSP.
Have a lovely weekend
Miss Jackson and Primary 6/7