School Parliament

2017-2018

 

 

 

2016-17

How proud we are of all the children who put themselves forward for the school vote to become this year’s Prime Minister.  The contest gave the children the opportunity to speak in front of the whole school and then have a video presentation for classes to watch. Congratulations to Jamie M who was voted Prime Minister.  He will be supported by Alice T as the Deputy Prime Minister.

               

Our Pupil Parliament have started work this year with each department considering their key actions.  The Education Department have asked children their views on how they could improve reading.  The children’s thoughts have been shared with the teaching staff and as a result we will be looking to develop our reading ares in classrooms.

The Charity and Community Department organised the ‘Wear Something Blue Day’ and Teddy Raffle to raise awareness for anti-bullying and support Children in Need, they managed to raise £207.03.  In December they also took an amazing 95 presents donated by Mellor parents to Mellor Country Home.  The presents were gratefully received by Sharon, and will be given to children over the course of the year as they arrive at the House.

 

2015-16

Congratulations to this years elected Parliament members. The election campaigns were once again well thought out and we have 28 children forming the Parliament. Our Prime Minister this year is Isobel H who will be ably supported by Deputy Prime Minister Ned D and Secretary Joey B.

On Monday 22nd February our Parliament members visited the Houses of Parliament. A fantastic day was had by all. To see all the different chambers and the MPs in full debate was a special event indeed. A special thank you to our tour guide – Mr William Wragg MP.

We also visited the Natural History Museum and had a social lunch at Pizza Express : A momentous day for all the children.

 

 

On February 11th 2015 our School Parliament met and interviewed three candidates for Westminster.

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William Wragg : Conservative

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Lisa Smart : Liberal Democrat

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Michael Taylor : Labour

The candidates were amazed by the range and complexity of the questions that were raised by the children and the way they were delivered.

Typically the children made a statement first followed by a linked question. All the questions were generated by the children and some were extremely challenging such as..

1. Our population is growing. How will you aim to deal with the effect of population growth on housing, hospitals and schools?

2. The environment is very important. How will you develop new housing and maintain our environment?

3. Our society has increasing numbers of people who are over weight and have health problems. How will you aim to deal with this issue?

As the discussion developed it led to additional questions that the children created. The next question was a challenge for all the candidates to answer.

As you said we all want new housing, schools and hospitals. How will you do this without raising taxes?

It was great to see young children engaging in political discussions which involved topics such as environmental change, population growth, taxation, the NHS, education and housing. We may have some politicians for the future..

Our thanks go to all the candidates who gave so willingly of their time.

2014-15

Congratulations to this years elected Parliament members. The election campaigns were once again well thought out and we have 27 children forming the Parliament. Our Prime Minister this year is Annabel N who will be ably supported by Deputy Prime Minister Oliver M and Secretary Jem W

2013-2014 Successes

The children in their various departments impacted upon school in a variety of ways.

  • The Environment Department once again promoted and recorded the cycle to school weeks and raised the issue of children’s safety on the road when cycling or walking to school. They also supported the application for solar panels and organised work which resulted in school receiving an assortment of environmental prizes to enrich the habitats for local wildlife such as bird and bat boxes.
  • The Community Department published an article in the Parish Magazine and invited members of the local community in to school to talk about a range of issues.
  • The Charity Department organised an event to support cancer care, community action Nepal as well as raising money to support a trainee teacher in Nepal.
  • The Department for Health & Sport encouraged children to make healthy snacks, voted for how the children’s toilets should be painted and were involved in organising the inter house competitions .
  • The Department for Education developed the observation check list to see how well children were learning across school.

 

2013-14

Congratulations to all our newly elected Parliament members. The election campaigns were well thought out and we now have 33 children forming the Parliament. Our Prime Minister this year is Will M who will be ably supported by Deputy Prime Minister Natasha H and Secretary Dominic W

 

2012-2013 Successes

  • The School Parliament visited the real Houses of Parliament in December 2012.  We had a wonderful day exploring the House of Commons, House of Lords and Westminster Hall. We even had time for a workshop and then visit to the National Art Gallery.
  • Following an initial assembly on learning the children of Mellor School Parliament worked with Mr Nicholson to produce a document which all children could use to help them focus on their learning.  ‘The Seven Habits of Outstanding Learners’ PowerPoint document was then shared with the whole school by three key ministers and also presented to the Governing Body Education Committee.

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2011-2012 Sucesses

This year we have decided to revamp the standard ‘School Council’ approach and develop a ‘School Parliament’ in which the children had the opportunity to be a representative on one of five bodies.

The children in their various departments impacted upon school in a variety of ways.

  • The Environment Department promoted and recorded the cycle to school weeks and raised the issue of children’s safety on the road when cycling or walking to school.
  • The Community Department published an article in the Parish Magazine.
  • The Charity Department organised an event to support liver disease.
  • The Department for Health & Sport circulated a number of healthy lifestyle posters and created a new slogan.
  • The Department for Education developed the visitors’ charter and generated a document (which is now part of the Staff Handbook) including the ‘Essential requirements for teachers at Mellor Primary School’.
  • The Parliament issued a questionnaire to all children to give an insight as to how our children view teaching and learning in Mellor Primary School.