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.