Citizenship - Parliament sits in Waid

12th March 2010 at 00:00

Waid Academy in Anstruther is to host a meeting of the Scottish Parliament's public petitions committee on March 15.

The Fife pupils will present two petitions they have lodged: on protecting the rights of school-age workers, and on free access to public leisure facilities for all children.

Convener Frank McAveety said: "As well as the more formal business of considering petitions at the meeting, including those from the Waid Academy pupils, we will hold a `question time' session. This will give the audience an opportunity to ask MSPs about their job and more about the role of the public petitions committee."

Headteacher Iain Hughes said: "It is tremendous that part of the Scottish Parliament will be sitting in Waid Academy. This historic meeting will show our youngsters citizenship on a very practical level. It will give learners an understanding of how change is made and the role of Parliament in the making and shaping of laws for the benefit of communities."

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