We would like to congratulate Connie O’L (5V) and Eddie O'L (5M), our Pupil Parliamentarians who were voted in last Thursday in the Year 5 Pupil Parliament elections.
The Pupil Parliament was established by Richmond borough in 1994 with the aim of helping primary school pupils to become directly involved in citizenship and promoting British values. Pupils debate and contribute their views to the borough council on many issues, including the school curriculum, sports and recreation as well as wider issues such as anti-racism and immigration. The parliament consists of two representatives (current Year 5 pupils) from each participating school.
Connie and Eddie made compelling speeches which discussed: 'Is education so focused on testing and a narrow curriculum that opportunities for creativity, physical and social education are neglected and are children more likely to feel stressed and unhappy?'
Well done to our successful pair and good luck for next year.