Released on March 14, 2019Today, as part of the semi-annual program, A Day in the Legislative Assembly more than 50 Grade 8 students from Allan and Langham, their teachers and chaperones visited the Legislative Building.
During this unique panel event, students will have the chance to sit in Members’ seats, learn about roles and responsibilities of elected officials and ask questions of Biggar-Sask Valley MLA Randy Weekes, Regina Northeast MLA Yens Pedersen, and Clerk of the Legislative Assembly Greg Putz.
“This program allows our Grade 8 social studies students to move beyond learning the theory of how our government in Saskatchewan functions and actually experience it first hand,” Allan Composite School teacher Joel Dreidger said. “Getting out of the school and witnessing our democracy at work is far more effective and empowering than any lesson could be. My hope is that students will recognize the significant role government plays in their day-to-day lives and see the importance of becoming critically engaged and socially active citizens in their communities.”
A Day in the Legislative Assembly was created in 2012 as part of the 100th Anniversary of the Legislative Building, and will be hosted again in the fall of 2019.
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