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

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, [email protected]