Arth and Edward, Year 6 pupils at Lockers Park School in Boxmoor, will join primary school students from all over the UK will Debate ‘How Do We Make The World A Safer Place?’ in a customised online ‘Children’s Parliament’ forum on Thursday 26 May 2022 at 5pm for 90 minutes.
They will debate the Russia/Ukraine War, environmental catastrophe, food and water shortages and the pandemic response, amongst other topics related to children’s safety.
Lockers Park Headmaster Gavin Taylor says, ‘Children’s Parliament inspires and encourages children to take an interest in their future, and demonstrates the power of listening to others and working together. I am proud of Arth and Edward for embracing this unique opportunity to debate with other children about how to make the world a safe place.’
Last year, on Friday, the 29 October 2021, the Children’s Parliament broke a world record for the most primary school students matched to parliamentary constituencies, with 276 children participating.
After the tragic death of Sir David Amess on the 15 October 2021, the national Children’s Parliament continued in his honour. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and The Speaker of the House Sir Lindsay Hoyle provided video messages.
Photo shows Arth and Ed, Year 6 pupils at Lockers Park who will take part in today’s Children’s Parliament.