Saturday, 2 September 2017

Political PBL - Poto Williams (Labour MP)

This term, Kaupeka has a PBL focus of Community and how it is influenced by Politics

Our big driving question for this project is...
 "Why is Government/Leadership necessary/unnecessary in a Community?" 

Our sub-questions are; 
"What influences do Governments have over their Communities?" 
"Why is it important to critically examine different points of views?"


The Kaupeka Team really enjoyed Poto Williams's visiting our school. They asked some excellent questions and took notes collaboratively on their Chromebooks. 

At 1pm on Wednesday afternoon, we were extremely lucky to have Poto Williams visit our school and share her knowledge with us about her role as an MP for Labour. Poto Williams is currently campaigning to win the Christchurch East Electorate. Most of our students in Kaupeka live in Christchurch East. Over the next few weeks, our students will also be campaigning in the hopes of being elected to govern our school.

Some of our key takeaways were...
  • Ensure we are able to present ourselves in a way that shows what our group/party is about.
  • Have a good tagline/slogan as it reflects the leader of the party.
  • Don't give up and always be fair.
  • Go out and talk to the voters. Help the community and get to know what is important.
  • Create opportunities for everyone.
  • Don’t take criticism personally.
  • Labour means work.
  • An Electorate MP is someone who is elected by the community.
  • In each policy, have small policies that underpin it to make the policy goal realistic.
  • Know what we're passionate about. Think about what people you want to vote for

Thank you so much Poto Williams for your time and expertise this morning!

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