On Friday 22nd April we welcomed our local MP, Harriet Baldwin, to our school. She led a whole school assembly where we all took part in a mock vote where we voted on the motion ‘Holy Redeemer School believes that there should be no school uniform’. Two Class 6 pupils led the for and against arguments and shared their opinions on why everyone else should vote with them. Everyone listened closely and then chose whether they would like to vote aye or no. We then had to move to our chosen side where our votes were counted by the tellers. Harriet Baldwin MP took on the role of the Speaker of the House of Commons and shared the final count. The ayes had it and were declared the winners of the vote.
We then had the opportunity to ask questions to find out more about her life as an MP including how she has helped schools, why she chose to become an MP and what her daily routine involves. We learnt lots and some of us were inspired to choose this as a career in the future!