Today, April 27th, 2016, the National Assembly of Belize got a special visit from the United Community Primary School, from the Stann Creek District. Approximately 80, Standard 5 and 6 students, 9 teachers, 1 principal and 5 parents were present at the visit.
The group was greeted by Mrs. Eudice and Ms. Mary in the lobby of the National Assembly then they had the privilege of entering into the Chamber itself, where the meetings of the House of Representatives (Lower House) and the Senate (Upper House) are held. They were then given a brief description of the historical background of the National Assembly and its operations. Mrs. Eudice presented on the Lower House and Ms. Mary presented on the Upper House.
The students were also given a brief history of the significant role that the Mace plays in the sitting of the House of Representatives. According to Standing Order 6(1) of the House the Mace is “The symbol of the dignity and authority of the House entrusted by it to the Speaker.”
In concluding the tour, the students were given the opportunity to ask questions that they had pertaining to the information shared to them.