On the 14th of October the newly voted form representatives met for the annual student parliament training day. The point of the student parliament is to allow the school’s students a voice in key decisions at the school. During the day department meetings were held for the first time, with the new members; roles within their own year’s student council were then allocated through voting session held between them.
Many of the students were very pleased with how things went and how things were organised. Sean Mayor of 11ANB said, “The day was brilliant and fun.”
Miss Smith, the new coordinator of the student parliament, said, “The day was outstanding with the majority of the form representatives taking a key role in the day’s proceedings.”
The day went very well: all parliamentary roles were filled and all of the departments were filled to their maximum capacity. A new initiative this year was the school’s involvement in The Vale Youth Forum (VYF). This is a committee for people that live, work or are educated within the Vale of Glamorgan. Representatives are between the ages of eleven through to twenty-five. The VYF is for people who care about the community in which they live and want to make changes to improve the community.
The students that now represent the school for the Vale Youth Forum are Holly Proud, Thomas Klee, Marcus Reid and Rhys Powell.
We now look forward to the school parliament’s on-going work and to seeing the impact of the Vale Youth Forum.
Report by Thomas Klee