Parliament Week

7th November 2019

UK Parliament Week

You may recall that the school council debated then drafted a petition to Parliament calling for a ban on plastic cutlery and straws in schools. In less than two weeks the petition was signed by 1,930 people, 178 people in Witney and the rest from across the UK – take a look at the coverage map. Petitions to Parliament stay online for 6 months and those receiving 10,000 signatures are responded to by the government of the day.

Unfortunately, the general election has resulted in all petitions closing early which is disappointing. However, the children will launch their petition again in January at the start of the new Parliament. We have had lots of interest in the petition and today Daniel, Jasmine, Ethan and Charlotte were interviewed by That’s TV Oxfordshire News. I will let you know when this will be broadcast.

This was all part of the children’s work for UK Parliament Week and the school council would like to thank everyone who signed their petition.