Take a look at the fantastic news reports coming in from schools across the country.
Created by Parliament Education and LitFilmFest, Pupil Parliament is an exciting free resource for schools that brings together literacy and digital skills to teach primary school children about the role of MPs and members of the House of Lords.
Pupils are invited to choose an issue that is important to them to and to explore how they might create change. They research, write and record short films exploring the issue and invite their local MP to respond to it.
Schools are then invited to enter them into the Politics category of the children’s film festival, LitFilmFest and each month the school with the best film is then given the opportunity to work with members of the LitFilmFest team to make their film even better. The result of this work is a professionally-produced The Week Junior News report.
You can see the latest winning reports here each month — so keep checking back for more incredible projects.
Episode 7 | Digital Homework
In episode 7 of The Week Junior News, Bede's School report on the issue of digitising homework.
Episode 6 | Air Pollution
In episode 6 of The Week Junior News, USC School report on the issue of pollution on the way to school.
Episode 5 | Unfair School Funding
In episode 5 of The Week Junior News, Bury C of E Primary report on the issue of school funding.
Episode 4 | Classroom Technology
In episode 4 of The Week Junior News, Maes Yr Haul Primary report on the need to be able to bring more tech into the classroom.
Episode 3 | Ocean Rescue
In episode 3 of The Week Junior News, Wroxham School report on plastic pollution and explore how Parliament reacts.
Episode 2 | Mental Health in schools
In episode 2 of The Week Junior News, The Grange Primary School report on the issue of mental health in schools, interview MP Peter Dowd, and explore how Parliament might react to the issue.
Episode 1 | Plastic misuse
In episode 1 of The Week Junior News, Rothley School report on the issue of plastic pollution and explore how Parliament reacts.