At Monkhouse, we believe in the power of a pupil voice and the active participation of children in the many aspects of school life. We aim to inspire and ignite a passion for change in our local and global community, now and in their future. The children can see how democracy works in their community and see how their actions can affect decisions now and potentially when they are older.
Children from each year group can volunteer to be a Pupil Leader and have to stand for election in front of their peers. Years 1&2 create a poster to show their classmates and then the children vote for who they think will be their best representative. Years 3,4,5&6 create a presentation to deliver to their classes and then the Pupil Leaders are voted for by their peers.
We hold regular meetings where decisions are made, in consultation with their peers, about the charities the children would like to support during the year and issues they would like to focus on. These can include topics such as maintaining a Healthy School status, playground equipment and rules and working.
They have implemented The Golden Table and have held assemblies on healthy pack lunches and hand washing.The Pupil Leaders have collaborated with the local authority to raise awareness of reducing speed around the school area and with the Eco Warriors to increase the children’s knowledge and understanding of water for them and in the global community.
Recent charity events have included collecting for the Food Bank, the Harper Asprey Hedgehog charity and Sport Relief
PUPIL LEADERSHIP UPDATE
Our 2020-2021 Pupil Leaders are:
Year 2 - Georgia & Brooke
Year 3 - Charlotte & Jackson
Year 4 - Sophia & Faye
Year 5 - Matilda & Jack
Year 6 - Lily & Saul