School councillors start term in officePosted: 17th November 2020
School councillors have started their term in office.
Ten students at Sir Frederick Gibberd College were elected as members of the school council in September after giving a speech virtually to their peers.
Each academic year, students take part in an election as part of the school’s British Values and character development programme.
So far, the councillors have led their classmates in a debate during Parliament Week, debated key topics, co-hosted a workshop on how parliament was formed and how the political system works today.
Amy Croucher, ADT teacher and school council lead, said: “Emphasising the importance of democracy and their understanding of the political system ensures they can make informative decisions when they are the appropriate age to vote.
“Parliament Week is about our students learning how the political system works and ways they can contribute.
“The Gibberd councillors are extremely important; they are leaders who are passionate about representing their peers and contributing to their school community. We constantly remind our students to make informed decisions and encourage them to voice these.
“At Sir Frederick Gibberd College, students know they have a voice and that their voice matters. They know they can change the world if only they stand up and raise their voice. And one day, they will!
“We have exciting plans for Gibberd Council. Next year, our government and politics sixth formers will be joining us and taking an active role within the council to lead and be role models to younger students.”