Parliament Assembly at Southway

Posted: 30th January 2024

On Friday 12th January, Dionne Flatman, Head of Economics, Politics and Business at Burgess Hill Girls, led an assembly on Parliament at Southway Junior School.

Parliament Assembly At Southway School

Speaking to the whole school, Dionne explored topics such as democracy, citizenship, and British values in an interactive and engaging presentation.

During the assembly, pupils gained an understanding of the voting system, how laws are made and the function of the Palace of Westminster. Central to the talk was the empowerment of young people and promoting active participation to get their voices heard.

In 2023,  Dionne took part in the UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador Programme at the House of Commons and gained Gold level accreditation. Her assembly on Parliament is part of a wider project by Burgess Hill Girls to develop knowledge exchange activities which enhance the education of young people in Sussex. We are forging partnerships with neighbouring schools, developing a programme of external workshops, visits and events; sharing and connecting staff, facilities and resources.

If you would like Dionne to deliver her Parliament assembly at your school or are interested in exploring other partnership activities with Burgess Hill Girls, contact Sarah Kruschandl, Head of Partnerships via this page.