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The inaugural event, just before COP26, broke a world record for the largest children’s parliament in the world, with 270 primary school children matching parliamentary seats. The previous record was held by Malaysia, which matched 220 primary school students online matching federal seats.
This week primary schools across the country were notified of the upcoming Wakelet/Microsoft 365 Children’s Parliament in association with The Daily Express – in honor of Sir David Amess.
They can register here.
In light of the Russian-Ukrainian war, among other global pressures and tensions, the central theme at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2022 will be: “How can we make the world safer?”
The new patron of the Children’s Parliament, Katie Amess, the eldest daughter of the late Sir David Amess, met Prime Minister Boris Johnson last month to deliver the report from the first Children’s Parliament on climate change.
Children across the country are also starting to gather content and ideas for the Secretary of Education’s Climate Change Curriculum Project for Elementary Schools using Wakelet and Microsoft 365.
MP David Davis, who replaced Sir David Amess after his tragic death and met Boris Johnson with Katie Amess, has agreed to remain the current parliamentary champion.
Champion Headteacher Peter Spencer-Lane is proud to continue his role as President of the House of Children.
He says: “The Children’s Parliament gives a credible voice to an incredible generation. They are informed, eloquent and passionate about keeping their planet safe and we must take full advantage of this unique opportunity to listen.
On becoming the Children’s Parliament Patron, Katie Amess said: “Like my father, I would love to see democracy and the parliamentary process taught in schools.
This is an incredible initiative, through which children of primary school age can discuss adult issues and send their views directly to the heart of the UK parliament.”
“From the absolute tragedy of my father’s death, we must ensure that democracy and freedom of expression prevail.”
The current Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle and Prime Minister Boris Johnson have both provided special introductory videos for the first Children’s Parliament.