Aston St Mary's Church of England Primary School recently held elections for their School Council and invited their local Member of Parliament, Stephen McPartland, along to meet the pupils and present them with their badges at a special school assembly.
Stephen McPartland MP said, "I was delighted to award the newly elected School Councillors with their badges and look forward to working with them. It is always very important to me that each year group has their own elected class representatives, as it helps them drive forward the ideas from their own classes."
Head teacher, Julie Winwood, added, "As in all schools that have a School Council, we are teaching our pupils one of our British values - democracy. School Councils give pupils a voice and helps them understand how democracy can influence decision making at all levels."
The School Councillors are elected by their class to represent their views and work together to make improvements to the school. The School Councillors work together with Julie and volunteer, Dennis Preston, who help guide the children, and their first project is focused on reviewing the school's lunch menu.
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