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Local M.P. to visit with students at V.P. Carswell Elementary School

Students at V.P. Carswell Elementary School are excited to host their local Member of Parliament this week.

As a result of classroom activities, Neil Ellis, M.P. for Bay of Quinte, will be meeting with students in Grade 5/6 and 7/8.

Recently Grade 5/6 students wrote to Mr. Ellis to describe themselves and their lives. They also shared their thoughts and ideas on a variety of topics ranging from the serious to the silly, including the following:

  • getting old and health care for the elderly;
  • issues affecting the local community;
  • foreign policy; and
  • being able to eat candy in school.

During the October 2015 federal election, Grade 7/8 students organized and participated in a mock election. They compiled issues, studied the candidates and party leaders, created a voting process, voted, graphed results, then posted results in the hallway.

The two classes, along with teachers Nicola Toomath for the Grade 5/6 class and Sarah Morrison for the Grace 7/8 class are thrilled that Mr. Ellis accepted the invitation.

DATE: Thursday, November 19
TIME: 9:30 a.m. (45 minutes with the Grade 5/6 class; 45 minutes with the Grade 7/8 class)
LOCATION: V.P. Carswell Elementary School, 4 Seneca Road, Trenton

V.P. Carswell Elementary is a JK-8 school. Located in a subdivision near Canadian Forces Base Trenton, the school serves approximately 180 students.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Last updated: November 17, 2015 at 1:13 pm