Our school parliament members meet once a week before school for a working breakfast under the guidance of Miss McCauley. They discuss a full agenda of items ranging from charity fundraising, house competitions and issues raised in class. Each year group (from Year 1 to Year 5) has two representatives in the parliament who have been elected by their class mates. The house captains and head boy and girl from Year 6 are also members. They have organised a number of events to raise money for their chosen charity (Cancer Research this year). Their latest fundraising venture is to organise a House Bake Off Competition. They take ideas back to their classes which have been discussed at their meetings to gather the views of their class mates. They will soon be canvassing the opinions of the children about the school meals service. At their next meeting, the School Parliament will be discussing National Walk to School week in May.
School Parliament members last year met with Mr Laurence Robertson MP for Tewkesbury to ask for his advice on running a democratic parliament.
Parliament members really appreciate the chance to represent their classes and get the children's voices heard.