Our school encourages our children to have a voice, in their education, in how we run the school, local issues annd global issues. We educate them to know they have a responsibility to make our world better and to show them the channels they can use to acheive this.
During lock down our children have written to Rosie Cooper, MP, to see if she can help us regain access to the woods behind school. They have drafted a letter to our council to try and stop the catering department from issuing thousands of tiny plastic bottles for water to accompany cold packed lunches during the COVID period, which goes against Lancashire County Councils's 'Reducing plastic waste policy'. Our local Mayor came to eat some smores in our woodland classroom last year!
Our school is so small now that all the children are given jobs to replace our Pupil Council. This also happens during PE. All children will be responsible for organising events, teams and 'Playground leaders' for dinner time play. We learn about democracy through direct teaching, reading such books as 'The Only Way is Badger!' and voting for things in class.