Meet our 2021/2022 School Councillors
They've been given their official badge!
School Councillors' first job, as requested by Mr Doyle.
We had to read through a wellbeing questionnaire to determine if it would be useful for the pupils to answer to see how Lockdown has impacted on our wellbeing.
Liverpool Schools Parliament 2016-2017
Our Year 5 and 6 councillors are now members of the Liverpool Schools' Parliament. Liverpool Schools' Parliament (LSP) is an organisation comprised of the young people of Liverpool who wish make positive and constructive changes to their city, and is recognised as an official committee of the Liverpool City Council. The Liverpool School's Parliament is a platform for the voice of children and young people in Merseyside and being part of this is a fantastic experience for our councillors.
We attended our first meeting in the Town Hall on 29th September 2016. The children worked in groups to suggest the changes that they would like to see in our city. Our councillors got up in front of a large room of people and confidently presented their ideas and suggestions. We were also lucky to have a tour of the Town Hall.
Junior Lord Mayor Elections
As part of the Liverpool Schools' Parliament the children were offered the chance to put themselves forward for the Junior Lord Mayor elections. Three of our councillors were keen to take part and so they each prepared a speech explaining how they would be a positive ambassador for the children of Liverpool. The children presented their speeches to the whole Junior school in assembly and they all did an amazing job! The children voted to decide who would represent our school and the vote was very close with Jacinta being selected as our candidate. Jacinta then presented a fantastic speech in the Council Chambers. We are very proud of all of our councillors who prepared wonderful speeches and delivered them with confidence.
Model UK Parliament - 7th December
We attended the first model UK parliament at Liverpool Hope University. We learnt a lot about how parliament works in the UK and how the government votes on different issues. We worked with children from other schools to create our own political parties and decided whether we were for or against on a range of different topics (such as banning uniform in schools or giving free school meals to all children). We prepared our arguments for debate and then acted as the government, sharing our arguments and then voting on each of the issues.