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Bader Primary School Elects Own Parliament


Pupils of Bader Primary School in Thornaby have set up their very own parliament and have now received some lessons in being MPs and ministers by local MP James Wharton.


Headteacher Simon Feasey explained the decision to set up the parliament came after the government placed an emphasis on promoting fundamental British values in schools:

All the children down to year two were invited to argue why they would make a good minister.

They spoke in front of the whole school, encouraging the pupils to elect them on what they said, forgetting their age or gender.

We are looking at how it all works, not just parliament itself but awareness and understanding of the rule of law and how you get things done in a democracy.

Pupils were invited to make a presentation to their fellow classmates before a secret ballot was made to elect a cabinet.

The results saw Ciaran Ayre from year six elected as Prime Minister and Michael Flynn from year four as his deputy. There were also six ministers and four junior minister chosen by the youngsters.

The cabinet will now draw up policies for the good of the school and they are keeping their fingers crossed for the chance to view Parliament in London after receiving an invitation from Stockton South MP James Wharton.

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