This is such an effective way of engaging pupils in the democratic process. Our School Council and Participation Groups love it and are already using the information to plan the school developments they want. They learn so much about how schools work, where the finance comes from and what others think of their ideas.
They really have to think critically about the issues which arise and are keen to further explore some of the topics they are unfamiliar with, distinguishing between fact and opinion when making choices.
Anna Bolt – Glyncollen Primary School
The student council did an amazing job and managed to get over 100 students at the school engaged today amassing an impressive 2385 interactions, 52 ideas and 350 comments..
Some students even took the initiative to engage in the big conversation around the Swansea Well-being Plan and in Morriston, their local ward.
Ideas such as Plastic Free School & More Cycle Training came out as some of the highest priorities!
Here’s a flavour of some lovely feedback from students participating..