Lucy Frazer MP gets Fordham primary school pupils debating
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Lucy Frazer MP visited pupils at a Fordham school as part of her new debating initiative.
Following the success of her Parliamentary Inter-School debating competition for secondary schools, which she began in 2014, she is aiming to help support primary school pupils across Cambridgeshire.
Year 6 pupils at Fordham Primary School were among those across the constituency who took part in Ms Frazer’s ‘introduction to debating’ programme.
Ms Frazer said: “I am so impressed by the Year 6 pupils at Fordham.
“They debated the benefits of school uniform, a subject that has been in the national press recently, following remarks in its favour by the Secretary of State for Education.
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“Whilst the majority of the class voted against school uniform, a few were persuaded by the powerful arguments put by those in favour of it.”
Chantal Bramley, Year 6 teacher, said: “When the opportunity to work with Lucy Frazer MP came up, we jumped at the chance to boost our children’s confidence in this area.
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“The Year 6 children were fortunate to have a session where they were able to develop their public speaking and debating skills through a range of entertaining activities as well as ask questions about life as an MP.
“The session culminated in a final debate over whether school uniform should be banned. We had a brilliant time and found Lucy Frazer extremely engaging.”
Any primary school interested in arranging a debating workshop with Lucy Frazer MP for their Year 6 pupils, should email firstname.lastname@example.org