We went to see them near the end of term to find out about the journey they had been on. Our purpose was to capture their story to investigate plastic use in their school and to help the young people show how a commitment to participatory democracy had empowered them to be activists in their own communities.
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The children already use VocalEyes for Pupil Voice and these priorities now set the agenda for Student Council. Now it was a chance for the pupils to teach what they had learnt using Pupil Voice and show the parents how to log in and participate in Parent Voice.
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On Tuesday the 19th of June we had a successful day at Burry Port Primary school launching VocalEyes with staff and pupils. The day started with assembly when the whole school got a chance to see the platform in action. Following this the School Council met to learn how to use the platform.
The School Council has representatives from Years 2-6, (aged 6-11) and they began by learning how to register on VocalEyes. This took a little time but as soon as everyone was signed in the fun began!Read more..
This is even more serious amongst the under-25s where fewer that half voted compared to over 75% of those over 65 (ERSC, 2014). We think attention to participatory democracy in schools could put us on a different track and bring democracy alive in Wales.
Lots of ideas were posted and the School Council discussed these ideas.
There was a competition we ran to redesign the certificate. A huge thank you to all who entered.
Lower School wanted to keep the Kings' Table the same, with pupils joining Mrs James for lunch in the hall on the Friday. Upper School voted to have their reward in class, with each class choosing a differnt reward.
We raised this as an idea on Vocal Eyes, and things started to change! Pupil Voice was being listened to, and because of this, the work was finally completed, and the taps now work properly.
The idea came from and had support via VocalEyes and the Council agreed to use some of the 2018/19 £5000 budget allocated to ideas from this community engagement platform as match-funding.
The Community Council went out to tender and appointed a contractor at their November meeting to deliver the study.
Further community engagement on this idea will be taking place over the coming months so watch out for public meeting announcements if you would like to have your voice heard.
Budget: Pennard Community Council Environmental Projects Budget incomes: 5,000 expenses: 5,025
Transaction: Grant match funding
Idea: Pennard Park Community Hub av. rating: 4.7 engaged: 60