Pupil Parliament 2017-2018
This year has been very successful for Pupil Parliament. The children have worked extremely well together and ensured that all members of their own classes and their teachers were made aware of the discussions that took place.
This year they have helped organise a non-uniform day, attended Stevenage Schools' Parliament, visited the Houses of Parliament, looked after the school environment, carried out learning walks on corridor displays and had meetings with outside agencies that work with the school.
Everyone has played an important role and next year's Pupil Parliament will have a lot to live up to...but we are sure they can do it!
Well done Aston, Emily, Lois, Mark, Alex, Louie, Aimee, Amy, Brayden, Peter, Zahra, Evan, Annie, Jessica, Mariah, Finley, Millie, Robbie, Olivia and Aubrey.
On Friday the 29 of June year 5 went to the Houses Of Parliament. On Friday morning at 9:00am we left on a coach with all the other year 5 schools parliaments.
At 11:00am, we eventually arrived in London after a tiring 2 hour journey and waited a while before going through security. After security, we met a tour guide and she led us to the Houses Of Parliament where we went to the West Minster hall and we got split into 2 groups with a tour guide each. We went to the Houses Of Lords first of all where we saw a debate happening. We were also able to visit the Houses Of Commons and luckily for us there was no debates happening so we were allowed to look around more thoroughly.
Next, we had a workshop and we created our own law. Then, we had our lunch on the coach and everyone (especially the Round Diamond year 5s) were so happy that we could finally eat.
On the journey home, we played games to make the time go by. We finally got back Roebuck school where our parents were there waiting to collect us from the lovely trip we had.
We want to say a big thank you to Miss Bacon for coming on the trip with us and making sure we had a fun but educational time.
from the year 5 pupil parliament.
Following the new menu, we went back for further feedback for Hertfordshire Catering. The comments will be sent on to HCL, these included:
*One student said they liked Fridays fish
*Another student said they liked the jacket potatoes because of the lots of toppings
*Also another student liked the Wednesday meat
Pupil Parliament met with HCL representatives to discuss their views on the school menus. They shared the feedback they had collected from each of their classes and asked questions to understand how the menus are created.
They even iffered Round Diamond to be a testing school for the future!
Pupil Parliament organised the food contributions for LOVE IN A BOX. We collected the food and organised and sorted into different categories.
Thank you for all the food contributions. We hope these will make a difference to those visiting the food banks.
Members of Pupil Parliament from Year 5 attended a team building event at Barnwell Leisure Centre with other schools from Stevenage on Monday 18th September
They spent the afternoon getting to know other members of the Stevenage Schools Parliament before they attend their first meeting in October. They took part in a number of different activities including races, communication tasks and problem solving.
The children represented the school superbly and were a credit to Round Diamond.
Pupil Parliament 2017-2018
As part of their continued work with Stevenage school parliament, Year 5 Pupil Parliament representatives visited the Stevenage recycling centre on Cavendish road. The children were first given an informal talk by one of the site coordinators followed by a tour of all of the facilities.
Here are some of the top tips the children brought back.
- 1 tonne of aluminium cans when crushed into a bale are worth £850.00
- When you recycle your green waste it is taken to a site where it is broken down. Did you know that on certain days each year the council offer this compost back to members of the public for free!
-When recycling plastic bottles please remember to squash them so that the refuse collectors can fit more recycling in each lorry.
-Try to ensure that recycling isn't contaminated - even the smallest amount of 'wrong' rubbish could be that the entire lorry of recycled rubbish is refused and has to be sent to land fill.
In our role as pupil parliament we have put together an action plan of our aims for the year. Please click the link below.
This week in our Pupil Parliament meeting we designed a Pupil Voice survey. This is so we can get the view of the children in our school. We will then put together all of the responses and set some next steps.