Every year, children across the globe use World Children's Day to have their voice heard. Our young generation we will be the makers and changers of the future, and we want to give them a platform to speak up and be heard.
UNICEF and Nord Anglia are asking children to speak out about climate change and consider how to get people to listen to them. It is said that this generation has the biggest fight on their hands to be able to save our climate from the destructions of previous generations. They want a climate and future they can enjoy. For more information about this please check out the Global Campus World Children’s Day PAGE
Across Primary, we have chosen to give power to our students to have their voices heard through our student leadership programme. Within 6 student leadership groups, we have given children from Y1 to Y6 an opportunity to change our school and make it better for all students, teachers and our community using their own creative and innovative ideas.
“Do not wait for someone else to come and speak for you. It's you who can change the world.” Malala Yousafzai
This week our student council met and discussed issues that they would like to work on in school to help make their education and school experience better. Our Head Boy, Oliver Kelland, Head Girl, Clara Herrera Acosta, and our Student Council Chair, Kasper Shrubsole, invited our Y2 – Y6 representatives to share their concerns about school. These ranged from virtual school experiences, virtual house points, virtual break times and socialising opportunities, and even health and safety. Since then, these ideas and concerns have been delegated to our other student leadership groups to see if they can strategize solutions. It was wonderful to see the confidence of Kasper Shrubsole leading the meeting and having Oliver Kelland and Clara Herrera Acosta help support and develop the ideas of our Y2-6 representatives.
On Tuesday, we launched our House Team Channels, which will allow our House Captains to easily communicate with their houses about events, activities and competitions that students and teachers can get involved in to earn house points. Just like in Harry Potter, we want to see which House can win the most house points by the end of the year. Please make sure your child keeps an eye on their House pages and let's see which house is victorious this year – Bear, Bison, Wolf or Lynx.
Together with our Wellbeing Leaders, Eco Team, Global Buddies and Digital Innovators, we hope that our students will speak up, identify problems, strategize and improve the school. Stay tuned for more exciting news about our student leadership groups and their action plans. There are many more introduction videos coming your way soon.
Jupiter Class Teacher
Year 5 Learning Leader