Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNRC) says that children and young people should have a say in decisions that affect their lives. At Bollin Primary School, we are proud to have pupil representatives that take part in School Council meetings on a regular basis.
Every year we run an election campaign to vote for two new representatives for each class. The children decide which two children will represent them at the School Council meetings with the Head of School. The meetings take place on a fortnightly basis and follow a similar format each week.
These School Council members are in place so that pupils have a voice and are involved in decisions that school make. Pupils are able to have the opportunity to raise issues, share ideas and take part in discussions that involve all of their classmates in reaching a democratic solution.
It is important to us that pupils at Bollin Primary School know that this is their school and their thoughts, ideas and opinions matter.