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Promoting British Values Across the Curriculum

School Council visit Civic Hall - January 2019

Eleven members of the school council were invited to the Civic Hall to meet their local councillors, visit the council chambers and learn about democracy and local decision making. They had the opportunitiy to take part in consultation activities in order to have a voice and make a difference for young people in their community.

The children really enjoyed taking part in a workshop where they had to decide how to spend £35,000 on activities for young people in their area. Their ideas were collected by the councilllors to help them decide how they would spend the Youth Activity Fund for youth projects in the Inner North East area.

The children had the opportunity to meet and have a photograph taken with Mrs Eileen Taylor, the Leeds councillor who will become the city's first black Lord Mayor later this year.

Vice Chair of Governors attends School Council meeting

Mr Karl Sinclair, the Vice Chair of Governors / Pupil Voice attended a school council meeting this week. He spoke to the children about the role of the Governors in school and how they were elected.  He stressed the important role that the School Council had. He said, " The School Council is a meaningful way in which pupils voices can be heard and influence decisions made."

The children enjoyed asking lots of interesting questions, Isabelle Manning, the Chair of the School Council said, "It was very informative and I really enjoyed finding out about the different roles of the Governors."

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