On Thursday the 15th of November 2018, the children of Peel Hall Primary School were pleased to mark British Parliament week by hosting a live debate.
We were honoured to be visited by our local representative in the house of commons, MP for Worsely and Eccles South, Barbara Keeley.
We discussed important political questions like…
Should all schools have the same sports provisions as we do in Peel Hall Primary School?
Should all children have to do tests?
The boys and girls were asked to provide opposing sides of the arguments. For example, the boys had to argue that every child should have the right to an education, while the girls had to argue that not every child should.
We kept the argument civil and polite by raising our hands when we wanted to talk, talking calmly when it was our turn, listening to what everyone else had to say and using sentence starters like…
“I disagree with Riley because…”
“In addition to this point…”
Before she left, Barbara Keeley MP was nice enough to talk a little about what she does, and answer a few questions for us. She also gave us some feedback on our debating skills and took a photo with us, that she shared on her Twitter feed.
This week, Peel Hall Year 5 girls took part in the Girls Football Area Finals. They played outstanding football and won every game. They were crowned Area Champions!!!! The girls will now take part in the Salford Girls Football Finals where they will play against the best girls teams in Salford.
Last night, ten children from Year 5 and 6 represented Peel Hall at the cluster basketball competition. The children dominated their first game and won easily. Unfortunately, they lost the next two games, finishing 3rd in the competition. Their effort was outstanding and they were a credit to the school. They returned with bronze medals proudly draped around their necks.
This year, Year 5 have been on a great range of trips. To finish off our Titanic topic, we visited the Maritime Museum in Liverpool. The children had a great time learning about ships, the Navy and smugglers!!
Year 5 also loved our trip to Gullivers World. Smiles on faces and even brave souls trying new rides. I’ve never seen a child look happier than Andrei did all day. I also got the chance to compete with Mr Thornley in the selfie stakes!!