‘British values’ are debated by children

Members of North Tyneside's Children's Council who supported the Local Democracy Week event.

Members of North Tyneside's Children's Council who supported the Local Democracy Week event.

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Pupils have debated what it means to have ‘British values’.

A total of 145 children from 12 primary school council groups took part in a programme of events as part of European Local Democracy Week.

They reflected on what it means to be British and to talk about what they think British values look like.

The youngsters also discussed valuing difference, respecting others and what it means to be heard and listened to.

Mayor Norma Redfearn said: “It’s wonderful to know that our young people are so keen to get involved in debating important issues such as this.

“This was a really interesting and engaging event and I know our young pupils have gained a lot from working alongside other schools.”

The pupils plan to take their learning from the day back to their respective schools and develop it with their peers.