PUPILS from four Brighouse primary schools joined forces to discuss making the world a better place
The exercise was part of the Earth Summit organised by Brighouse High School as part of a transition day to help the students become familiar with their new surroundings when they start in September and also to meet their fellow pupils.
As part of the exercise the children took part in four workshops which concentrated on four different countries where they learnt new skills such as making face masks and learning how to Morris dance each taken by a teacher from one of the four schools.
After the workshops the 170 students had to think of a question which was put to a panel of members to answer.
Year five pupils from St Chad’s CE Primary School, Hove Edge; Withinfields Primary School, Southowram; St Andrew’s Junior School, Brighouse, and St John’s CE Primary School, Clifton, could then grill the panel of five which included Rev Stephen Spencer, Calder Valley Conservative MP Craig Whittaker, Dr Ros Ollin from Huddersfield University, scientist Charles Darwin, aka Peter O’Hare, head at St Andrew’s, and businessman Jonathan Ward.
The questions revolved around the pupils hopes and fears about what changes they could do to make a better future.
Brighouse head teacher Liz Cresswell said a lot of organising had gone into the event.
“It was a fantastic day for the junior school pupils and gave them a chance to get to know Brighouse High.”