On Thursday 17th March 6 of us Primary 7’s and some of the pupils from p4 and p2 had an exciting opportunity to go to Glasgow University to share our well known I can make a difference topic infront of 150 student teachers . P2 talked about their global goal – clean water and sanitation , p4 talked about their energy savers campaign and we as p7 talked about our hunger project. Orla , Lauren , Kerry , Nicole , Liam and Connor all shared speeches . The student teachers asked us about our campaigns and what qualities would make a good teacher . We told them about where our campaign has took us and the impact this topic has had on us. It was really exciting to stand in front of all those people who will one day be primary teachers!
On Wednesday the 13th of January we went to Scottish Parliament to deliver our presentation on hunger locally and globally. Gil Paterson (MSP) and Margaret McDougall (MSP) came to see us doing our presentation. Connor, Lucas and Kevin, Lauren and Orla, Rachel and Nicole delivered their speeches, they were all really good. Once the presentation was over we went to the debate chamber. We also got to do a quiz which we had to find the answers to in the public area. When we listened to the debate we realised that they were discussing the same issues we have been learning about (poverty and hunger and the rise of food banks) One of the MSPs mentioned the same statistic that Connor had in his speech! It made it seem even more important because the politicians that are in charge of the country were talking about the problem and we had just said our speeches on the same problem.
Here are some of the tweets about our presentation:
‘Fab presentation by @StEunan P7s re hunger & Scottish Foodbanks’
‘Delighted @StEunan had opportunity to showcase their amazing contribution.’
‘What a fantastic presentation on ‘The Right to Food’ by the children of @StEunan Scottish Parliament Teachers Mums and Dads bound to be proud
Kiera and Jaya
On Wednesday we will spend the afternoon at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. Some of us will deliver our speeches but all of us will be presenting what we have learned about global and local hunger. We are really looking forward to it because we will hopefully get to meet some MSPs and we are also going to watch a debate in the debating chamber. Find out how we got on in our next blog!!