St Peters Catholic Primary School

St Peters Catholic Primary School

750 Years of Parliament

 

750 years ago, an extraordinary Parliament opened in Westminster.

For the very first time, elected representatives from every county and major town in England were invited to parliament on behalf of their local communities.
 
The January Parliament, which first met on 20 January 1265, is one of the most significant events in British democratic history. The election of two knights from every shire and two burgesses from the towns helped establish the two-member county constituencies that endured until the 20th Century.
 
 
How can children at St. Peter’s School  take part in a Democracy?
 
Stand as a candidate and vote in your school council election.
•Campaign for causes you care about
Lobby your councillor and/or MP about local and national issues.
•Find out about your rights and responsibilities.
•Learn to see the difference between choices that affect you personally and those that affect others.
•Improve your skills: for example public speaking.
•Keep informed. Watch and read the news regularly.