Our School Council provides an essential way for pupils to voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions that affect them.(Article 12 of the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child (Respect for the views of the child))
At Crow Orchard Primary School our School Council is a group of children who have been voted in by their classmates to represent their views. It allows our children the opportunity to have their voices heard and be part of the whole school community. This enables them to help make decisions about school life and organise projects that support learning and development, such as organising charity events, theme days or representing the school at outside events.
Pupil Parliament consists of two pupil representatives, one from Year 6 and one from Year 5, who attend Pupil Parliament hosted by SHARES Lancashire and their cluster of schools. These children were elected by the whole school after presenting their speeches and reasons for candidacy.
The purpose of Pupil Parliament is to develop children’s skills and abilities, increase their confidence, give them an understanding of democracy and working together and to promote British Values.
In recent years our children have taken part in many local community initiatives Beacon Country Park Play Area, Skelmersdale Foodbank, The Birchwood Centre, Nye Bevan and Park Pool replacement and the restructuring of Beacon Country Park Golf Course. In many cases they have had their opinions recorded and then forwarded to the planning departments involved in these plans.