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Ribbon Parliament is a representative group of pupils (from Year 4 to Year 6) elected by their peers

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in a true government style vote, to represent their views and raise issues with the senior leaders of the Academy. Ribbon Parliament take forward initiatives and projects on behalf of their peers, and are involved in strategic planning and processes such as the School Development Plan, director meetings and staff appointments.

Members of Ribbon Parliament also initiate fundraising ideas and share plans for charity days; including presenting in assembly and additional activities in which the school partake.

Ribbon Parliament helps children to:

  • Enjoy and feel empowered by their education;
  • Feel that their school responds to their needs;
  • Have the opportunity to let adults know their feelings and opinions about things that affect them;
  • Have a say about decisions, and to play an active role in making their school a better place;
  • Develop active life skills through participating.
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Ribbon Parliament are also given the opportunity to develop active life skills by discussing any potential ideas and decisions that require child contributions, as directed by Mrs Sheridan (HT). MPs will be given the opportunity to have their voice heard by bringing their ideas to the table and play an active role in keeping their school a happy place. They will also be given the opportunity to present in assemblies; sharing their contributions to wider school life as well as any key events in which the school partake in.