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A Day in Politics at Lakey Lane Junior and Infant School
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Lakey Lane Junior and Infant School
Lakey Lane Junior and Infant School have been working with Enabling Enterprise since 2016, and are keen to ensure their children in Year 6 in particular have opportunities to work creatively and collaboratively whilst using their essential skills in preparation for their transition to secondary school. Today's enterprising challenge was a great chance for Year 6 to be focusing on developing their 'skills'.
A Day in Politics
Over the course of the day, students had the opportunity to practise their Teamwork and Presenting skills by setting up their very own political parties. After an assembly to introduce the learners to the world of politics, they dived head first into their task, learning more about democracy and looking at how and why we use different voting systems. With a greater knowledge of politics, students began setting up their own political parties. Teams were Sharing Ideas effectively about how they could work together, and these newest politicians then had to Listen Carefully to learn more about different people they could help within their local community. Using their Problem Solving skills, students decided upon who they wanted to help and why, and then thought about the best ways to support these people as they prepared their manifestos, made budget decisions and campaign materials. Finally, the students political parties then took to the stage to convince others to vote for them in upcoming elections.
The best part of the day was taking part in the debate.
Year 6 pupil
I enjoyed learning how to argue my point of view in a positive way.
Year 6 pupil
The children developed their teamwork skills through a series of well-planned and enjoyable tasks. I was so impressed with the energy and enthusiasm which the children brought to the activities
Year 6 Teacher