The Joint School Council is made up of pupil representatives from 2 secondary schools, 8 Primary schools and 2 special schools.
The pupils have helped deliver the following:
HU7s Got Talent, which was held at Kingswood Academy back in May – it was a huge success and I’m sure they will be planning to organise a similar event again in 2017.
Summer Festival – this event took place on the 25th June – the festival had it all - rides, burger stalls and fairground attractions -schools entered teams in the football competition, manned stalls to raise funds for charity and had pupils perform on the outdoor stage. As always the event was well attended by the local community.
In October, schools will be holding a Poetry/Prose competition – the theme will be ‘Made in Hull’ to link in with Hull City of Culture 2017.
Pupil voice is an important part of Academy life. Our pupil elected House and Academy Councils play a strong role in what goes on in our Academy.
Representatives are elected by their class peers and are involved in making the Academy a better place. Pupils get actively involved in their own learning and take part in decision making within the Academy.
Pupil questionnaires and interviews are also conducted throughout the year, so that the pupils have a say in how the Academy improves and we also encourage pupils to have a say in what happens locally and nationally, in regards to things that will affect them. Pupils have recently taken part in the ‘Make Your Mark’ campaign, which is a National Youth Referendum - the ballot of young people, supported by Local Authorities, UK Parliament, and the Cabinet Office which gives young people across the country a say on what is to be debated by their Member/s of Youth Parliament (MYPs), in their annual House of Commons debate.