Blogs and News - St George's School For Girls, Edinburgh
The Primary 5s are currently learning all about Politics and on Wednesday 14 March we had a very special visit from Hayley Valentine, the former producer of Question Time who now produces a show in Glasgow for the BBC.
When she arrived Hayley gave us a quiz on the famous women that work in parliament. I didn't know much but now feel like I know a lot more about the women that work there. She then told us a bit about the European Parliament, and the things that happen specifically within the Brussels, English & Scottish Parliaments. We learnt about the different voting systems and she explained all about the 'first past the post' process. It was really interesting.
We had great fun acting out Question Time and I was picked to represent the Green Party. We were all given a script and debated whether schools should have a uniform or not. The Green Party, who I was representing, favoured eco-friendly ideas and proposed tights should be made out of newspapers!!!
At the end of her time with us she gave us the chance to ask her some questions and I thanked her on behalf of the year group.