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Our School Parliament is a group of pupils who have been elected by their classmates to represent the views of all pupils at Someries Infant School and help improve our school.

Our members of school parliament

Our School Parliament is a group of pupils who have been elected by their classmates to represent the views of all pupils at Someries Infant School and help improve our school.

Our School Parliament were elected by the peers during our General Election in October 2019.

Class Members of School Parliament
Christopher Columbus Evelyn Natayah
Amelia Earhart Lucas Jessica
Beatrix Potter Aiden Jamie
C. S. Lewis Jack Paige
Jane Goodall Zanzi Samuel
Thomas Edison Riley Lily

Our General Elections

Every October, we hold a General Election in school in which our pupils vote to elect our new School Parliament. Our School Hall is transformed into a polling station in which our pupils cast their vote at our own bespoke polling station and post it in a real ballot box! All pupils take their votes very seriously and live our value of responsibility very well.

 

 

UK Parliament Week

To celebrate UK Parliament Week, Someries Infant School hosted a range of events to promote our country's democratic values and processes.

Our pupils engaged in class discussions about democratic values and the roles and responsibilities of the Houses of Parliament.

Additionally, our School Parliament have been thinking of ways we can help our local community and, as a result of these discussions, the whole school voted on a charity which we can support. As a result of the vote, the school has decided to support the charity ‘Noah Enterprise’ which is based in Luton and raises money to help the homeless and those who are in need of assistance. Our School Parliament and our pupils will now think of a variety of fundraising ideas so we can support this charity and raise money for this good cause.

On Thursday 7th November 2019, the school welcomed Baroness Young of Old Scone. The Baroness visited our school and led a whole-school assembly on the roles of the Houses of Parliament in our lives. This engaging talk provided the children with vital information about democracy in a fun and informative way. The children were able to ask the Baroness questions after the assembly, these questions included ‘What is inside the Clerks table?’ and ‘What law are you most proud of writing?’

School Parliament also had a short meeting with the Baroness afterwards and they discussed the work of our School Parliament.

Pupils thoroughly enjoyed this engaging visit and the opportunity to talk to a member of the House of Lords and learn about the Houses of Parliament.

Meetings

Our School Parliament has already been working very hard to improve the school. Our first meeting discussed improving the aesthetic of our playground and as a result we voted for and commissioned new playground markings in our outdoor spaces.

Additionally, we have purchased new forest school equipment and liaised with the forest school leader to plan provision.

 

Our School Parliament MPs held a meeting to discuss new equipment for the playground, we discussed ideas with our classes and as a result have planned a non-uniform day to raise money for new equipment. This non-uniform day will be held on the 6th December.

 

Road safety campaign 2020

After successfully fundraising to purchase new equipment and resourcing for the playground, School Parliament launched a Road Safety Campaign to help raise awareness of how to get to and from school safely. This campaign led to the creation of various posters which parents and pupils worked collaboratively to make.