As part of our learning theme of Parliament, we came up with a bill which we wanted to become law. On Monday, we debated this law in the first ever sitting of the House of Year 6. The pupils had a chance to use the language that is used in the house of commons such as starting their sentences with ‘Mr Speaker’ and calling each other ‘right honourable friend’. They then voted in the traditional parliamentary method of walking to the right (ayes) or left (noes) of the speakers chair.
The bill we proposed was as follows: any adult who gives a child detention is liable to a fine of £10,000,000.
After a hearty debate with lots of opinion from both the ruling party and the opposition, the bill was voted through by a landslide victory. Here is the moment the results were announced: