We would like to introduce you to us, the School Parliament of The King's Church of England Academy. We are the children who will be helping to improve the school by taking on the children’s points of view and perspective to get what WE want!
So far, we have had meetings and so far discussed what playground equipment the children would like around school. This is all the way from Foundation, KS1 to KS2. We went back to our classes to discuss with our class what they would like and why. There were some quite interesting ideas, but these have been passed on to Mrs Clarke.
School Parliament badges
We have ordered and received School Parliament badges, which I’m sure you’ve seen us wearing. We decided to have yellow badges so they would be clearly seen against our red uniform.
We have made school disco posters to go around the school to make children and parents aware that there is an exciting disco coming up! We decided on the prices and had meetings to come up with ideas of things to include in the disco to make it EVEN MORE FUN! The money raised for the disco is going towards our playground equipment.
There is a School Parliament display that is up near the office. This is to help the children remember who the School Parliament members are and also given a reason why they wanted to be a member of the School Parliament. We will be doing an assembly to the school as well so EVERYONE knows.
We have regular meetings as School Parliament to share what each other classes would like to have in our school, what they would like to change, keep the same or improve. We have at least 3 meetings a term to keep up-to-date with each other, and we also meet with Mrs Clarke once a term.
As a School Parliament we have been lucky enough to be invited out into the community to help with a council scheme – this is called Cleaner, Safer & Greener. On this day, the children were able to assist the council and other volunteers with the clean up around the St Mary’s area of Newark. They participated in litter picking, planting and growing the awareness of our school out in the community.
Following this, we have brought this idea back to school, and have begun carrying out our own litter picking in our own community to ensure our school stays as clean and tidy as we can.
School Parliament members and Miss Barnaby