Woodlands Parliament 2020/2021 gives children the exciting opportunity to be a part of decision making here at Woodlands Primary School. Pupil Parliament representatives will gain experience in decision making, responsilbilty and leadership, while developing their communication skills. Two pupils from each class, from Year 2 through to Year 6, will be elected by their fellow pupils to represent them and their voice. Their role will be to express the views and opinions of their peers in order to improve the running of our school and to play an active role in decision making here.
Members will meet* every half-term with Mrs Ellis to discuss important issues raised within school and to make a very real contribution to our school community. Each member will be given the responsibility for a subject, their role being to gather the thoughts and ideas of their peers about these subjects. The Pupil Parliament team will also share new ideas and vote on a number of school-related issues.
Previous Pupil Parliament projects have included creating exciting outdoor projects for children to complete, as well as meeting the local MP to discuss his role within the wider community. Additionally, members are also responsible for calculating weekly house points earned by each class. The results are then announced to the school each week with much anticipation! Members relish the opportunity to become a greater part of school life and enjoy making their voices heard at Woodlands Primary School.
*Due to the current COVID related restrictions, Pupil Parliament meetings will take place in year group bubbles this year. Some sessions may even take place electronically. However, Pupil Parliament will remain as engaging and as rewarding as ever so watch this space for the names of your 2020/2021 class representatives...