At Ark Academy we believe that every child should have the opportunity to share their views on all aspects of school life. We want to create a school environment where all children feel valued and respected and play an active role in the decisions that affect their learning.
School Parliament members have been elected by their peers to represent the views of their classes and to help in decision making about aspects of school life. We meet regularly to discuss ideas of how the school could be improved and what we can do to help.
So far this year, School Parliament have helped to promote our school values by running a poster competition, helped fundraise by running a stall at our Christmas Fair and helped to decide attendance rewards!
Here are the School Parliament on their recent trip to the House of parliament. We got to learn all about the history of Parliament and see the House of Lords.
Children who were passionate about helping their environment, were elected by their peers to create a group called the Eco Warriors. The Eco Warriors aim to raise awareness about how to care for our environment and promote ways for the school to be more eco-friendly.
This year, the Eco Warriors have gone litter picking in the local area, created and sold eco-bottles to reduce single use plastics and made recycled Christmas decorations to raise money at our Christmas Fair! They still have lots more ideas for how to reduce the impact our school has on the environment so watch this space!