Question Time at Caythorpe
Thanks to Finn’s recent interest in politics, Karl McCartney JP MP came into School this week to speak to the Y5 and Y6 children about his ‘boys’ performance in school’ debate.
The pupils were well prepared and fired questions at the MP from the offset. Pupils asked him everything from, “What was your favourite subject when you were at school?” to “Do you think Theresa May is doing a good job as Prime Minister?” Karl McCartney said afterwards, “What a lovely varied selection of questions that went very well indeed.”
The MP talked about his own education and the importance of taking your education seriously in order to get the career you later want. He discussed with the children about how statistics show boys don’t do as well as girls in school and so he began a debate in the House of Commons in September last year. Mr McCartney said, “With a debate in the commons you can normally involve 5 or 6 other MP’s but this particular topic gained the involvement of 23 MP’s from different political parties”.
The children are now much more knowledgeable of Parliament and how things work.
Following the fast paced ‘Question Time’ with Mr McCartney, Finn was then able to spend some time with the
MP, showing him around our school.