Character Education has been introduced into our curriculum this academic year.
As a result, all students are learning about various topics each week, including living in the wider world, relationship and sex education and health and wellbeing.
At present our Year 8 students are focusing on living in the wider world, which includes the development of democracy, operation of Parliament and voting/elections.
Nic Dakin, who has served as the Member of Parliament for Scunthorpe since 2010, visited the Academy to talk to our Year 8 students about his role.
The session was really engaging for our young people and gave them a real insight into Mr Dakin’s career, his passion for politics and the range of activities he enjoys as an MP.
Students were really interested to learn about the way Parliament and Government work and discussed with him the role of the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
Students were given the opportunity to ask questions to Mr Dakin about being an MP and he enjoyed the opportunity to share his views on Brexit, the Prime Minister and other matters.
A pleasant morning was enjoyed by all and we thank Mr Dakin for taking time from his busy schedule to meet with our young people.