The One Nottingham Primary Parliament sessions enable children to focus on confidence and character attributes, team building skills and resilience.
Primary Parliament 2019/20
There are 3 Primary Parliament sessions per year - one per term. Each session runs twice to allow more schools to participate. Each school may bring 4 pupil representatives. A small number of exceptional pupils will also be invited to take part in primary cabinet, representing young people across Nottingham.
Thursday 14th November & Friday 15th November 2019 9.30am – 2.30pm at the Council House
Friday 6th March & Wednesday 11th March 2020 9.30am – 2.30pm at the Council House
Friday 12th June & Wednesday 17th June 2020 9.30am – 2.30pm at the Council House
to book a place for your school please email Linda Abbott at: Linda.Abbott@bulwellacademy.org.uk
Primary Parliament Post
The Official Publication of Nottingham's Young Parliamentarians
PPP ISSUE 4 - JULY 2019 - PDF Read Online
PPP ISSUE 3 - MARCH 2019 - PDF Read Online
PPP ISSUE 2 - JANUARY 2019 - PDF Read Online
PPP ISSUE 1 - JANUARY 2018 - PDF Read Online
Autumn Term: Earning and Learning
Primary Parliament returned in November with sessions at The Council House for Year 5 and 6 children attending Nottingham City primary schools. The theme of ‘Learning and Earning: Education, Work and Training’ was explored through a solar-powered vehicle project. The task saw children designing, building and marketing an eco-vehicle of the future - all in the space of a day.
Innovative cars, buses, bin lorries and ice cream vans were created, with a focus on renewable energy - the sun even came out on the Friday session, enabling the prototypes to whizz across the floor. The levels of enthusiasm and engagement were incredible throughout and the product launches in the afternoon, hosted by The Sheriff and Cllr Mellen, were a triumph. A huge thank you to all of the Primary Parliamentarians who took part and to all of the staff who enabled the event to happen.
Spring Term: Safe, Positive, Smart Communities
Nottingham schoolchildren create Safe Positive Smart communities at Primary Parliament! - Children from across the City have united to collaborate on a future communities project as part of Primary Parliament. The sessions, held at The Council House, were entitled: SAFE Lives, POSITIVE Neighbourhoods, SMART City. Incredibly, the children designed, researched and built their SPS communities in just one day. The day concluded with a presentation by each group and discussion in the council chamber with their fellow Primary Parliament members, chaired by Councillor David Mellen. Throughout the sessions, the children demonstrated brilliant teamwork, creativity, enthusiasm and public speaking skills to present original concepts excellently.
Summer Term: Healthy, Creative You
Pupils from schools across the city united to explore issues affecting children’s self-esteem as part of the summer Primary Parliament sessions.
Relationships, Cultural Identity, Food, Fashion, Social Media & Gaming, Celebrity Culture, Body Confidence and Achievement were the issues discussed by the groups. The pupils took part in a drama workshop and created their own short dramas exploring their topics. They then took on a photography challenge around the city, creating a wide variety of images to support their campaign- with incredible results.
Throughout the day Parliamentarians were creative, considerate, humorous, engaging and passionate, resulting in brilliant campaign launches in the council chambers. The launches, chaired by Councillor David Mellen, are just the start- pupils are encouraged take their campaign back to their schools and communities.