Throughout their time at Waberthwaite C of E School, pupils are given the opportunity to discuss and share their views on a range of topics. This may be, for example, as a part of a debate in an English lesson, or during school council sessions and meetings.
Children can express their views about the school via the school council. Students have the opportunity to vote for their class representatives on the council, and they are encouraged to lead the drive for improvement and change democratically.
This provides children with valuable experience about the workings of democracy.
We held a meeting between Classes 2 and 3 to discuss democracy and what it means and how it affects our lives and the role of Government. The children also created their own School Development Plan for the school Council to action and monitor.
In Class 3 have been busy applying for the positions of Chair Person and Secretary of the school council. To do this they had to complete and sumit a formal job application.
We had a number of very strong applications however Charlotte was selected as Chair Person, Bertie as Vice Chair and Elliot as Secretary. Well done for your hard work. Their next task is to organise the school council elections for each class and form a council!