Thank you to everyone who took part this week - another fantastic set of entries showing careful thought and consideration!
Our Primary Winner is stellar_lion of Arnhem Wharf Primary School, who argued for why they were in the middle with clear and concise reasoning. It was a great example of putting a big point into a small amount of words and still achieving impact. Well done!
Our Secondary winner is plucky_yuzu of Bruntcliffe Academy, who used their scepticism to question whether what we see, read and hear about politicians is always true, and also building in knowledge of the recent news too. Well done, also!
Look out for the next competition appearing shortly!
This week's competition asks you to give your opinion on a question, with your reasons!
An Ipsos/Mori survey in 2019 found that politicians were the least trusted profession in Britain - with only 14% of respondents saying they trusted politicians generally .
One of our experts, Kathryn Stone, who oversees the Code of Conduct for MPs, has suggested that sometimes the reputation of MPs can be damaged by the actions of a few. This got us thinking about the reputation of politicians (how the public view them):
This week's competition asks: Do politicians deserve more respect than they get, and why? Vote in the poll below and enter your reasons in the comments.
What do you think? Add your opinion and reasons in the comments below. Stars will be awarded when the competition closes on Friday 7th February at 10.30am. Good luck!
- It might not be a simple yes/no answer - you might be in the middle and think they do in some situations but not others!
- Use examples to support your views, such as when politicians have done good things with the power, or when something you feel has been unfair.
- You might want to talk about the results of the Ipsos/Mori poll, or what Kathryn Stone has said