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11/06/21

At Hpabe we all love reading! Even Peter Hopper our school rabbit was enjoying a story today! https://t.co/ruTpJSm0vr

08/06/21

We had some friendly visitors 🐝 that had heard just how fab HPABe was and decided to stick around. Thank you to for providing details for a local bee keeper that removed the swarm safely and relocated them to their new home 🍯 🐝 https://t.co/SFrykORTYE

28/05/21

Well done to H from year 2 for her recent fundraising achievement. She has cycled over 50km and raised £1041 for who support education across Africa. 🚲 what an amazing effort! https://t.co/dxcU9UEF8B

26/05/21

Self defence and safety classes in full swing today for year 2 to year 5 . Thank you to https://t.co/L1UsdLqlF6 for these brilliant sessions offering our children the opportunity to learn invaluable safety skills. https://t.co/7fJgiIKzw9

25/05/21

Retweetd From UK Safer Internet Centre

Have you checked out the resources for 3 - 11-year-olds? Here you will find films, storybooks and other fun sites, with plenty of information to help you enjoy your time online and stay safe on the internet. https://t.co/WMjdrytgtw https://t.co/nXLr5ZXnyZ

14/05/21

Here’s a tour of our allotment ready for the children to plant out next week. A huge thank you to for our RHS level 3 reward which was an abundance of fruit and vegetable plants from now let’s aim for our level 4. https://t.co/RC8c3iHvw1

06/05/21

We have signed up to the programme which offers free resources and information on keeping children safe. Please visit their website for a parents pack which you can share with your children. https://t.co/0TWUObgaTK

04/05/21

Y2 Recycling Ambassadors were excited to start their important role of used paper collecting for KS1. We are very pleased to now be able to recycle all paper within school. https://t.co/8iKS0Hbnvl

29/04/21

Niki de Saint Phalle inspired artwork from year 4 has brightened our day today. We love the colourful, intricate sculptures that children have created https://t.co/sfpKVAoDYT

28/04/21

Ok to tweet: Science club was in full action this week with their first eggsperiment. Which material will make the best parachute and ensure your egg doesn’t crack 🥚 . Hard boiled eggs this week. The real deal next week and thrown from the roof 😱 https://t.co/M0NwnkBbbh

23/04/21

Our KS1 eco friendly mobile libraries are ready to roll. It will be so lovely to get our books outside to read in the sunshine. Thank you to our families for the and book donations. https://t.co/90Wug6qFcr

20/04/21

We are looking forward to welcoming our new reception starters for September 2021. Details of induction and new starter information will be sent out shortly. https://t.co/S8iHzx3V8p

18/04/21

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow for the start of our summer term. Please remember staggered start times are still in place. https://t.co/BlZCQxSHhX

31/03/21

A lovely end of term day celebrating stars of the week, drawing and photography competition winners and all our children for the resilience and determination they have shown so far this year. What superstars ⭐️ We wish you all a wonderful, restful Easter break. https://t.co/yF2sA2hoTD

29/03/21

Such a high standard of photos entered into our photography competition 📸. Here are a few of the finalists. Winners will be announced tomorrow and then be put forward into the school wide competition with good luck everyone https://t.co/rNIMIhIxw4

23/03/21

Some of our reception children enjoyed the afternoon sunshine and helped plant some lovely new flowers for the front of school. They worked extremely well using teamwork to decided where and what they wanted to plant. 🌹 🌱 🌼 https://t.co/Ha1E47CDad

18/03/21

Don’t forget it’s dress down tomorrow in aid of we look forward to fundraising for this amazing charity. https://t.co/sUaoM4tMg5

10/03/21

Year 2 are learning about life cycles. They had a special visitor to their science lesson this morning to bring their learning to life! https://t.co/WiDRDjkUKf

09/03/21

Retweetd From British Science Week

Feeling Inspired? Have a go at growing your own plants!🌻 Enter our poster competition to be in with the chance to win a sunflower starter kit, plus loads more amazing prizes here: https://t.co/ElPLqss2v1 with thanks to for the goodies! (2/2) https://t.co/ordmbZ6RqO

08/03/21

We are really looking forward to seeing all our children and families back at our academy today. https://t.co/KxRkM9c2Ko

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Pupil Parliament

At Harris Primary Academy Beckenham we actively encourage leadership opportunities and pupil independence. This is with the aim of developing valuable leadership, communication and organisational skills. We believe that it is vital for our pupils to have a voice and be involved in key decisions related to our academy.  

Pupil Parliament within our academy is structured much like the UK Government.  It is made up of different ministerial roles and ministers have the opportunity to lead on various projects throughout their time in Pupil Parliament.  Each of these roles is designed to have a specific focus on improving our academy.

Children will share new ideas or discuss matters that arise, they feed back to their classes and bring thoughts and resolutions on issues affecting them. The outcomes of these discussions are shared with the Senior Leadership Team who consider, discuss and respond to the matters raised.

How do you join Pupil Parliament?

Our Pupil Parliament change Cabinet Ministers once per year. To become a part of Pupil Parliament children in YR1 – YR6 are encouraged to nominate themselves for election during election week. All children then get a chance to vote in a democratic election.  Following the vote,  2 representatives from each year group will  be elected and become members of Parliament. They then attend meetings which are held on a regular basis to discuss issues that are important to the children and work on projects to improve their academy. The projects they take on are varied and range from ways to improve the facilities, their learning journeys or best ways to fundraise for outside charities.

Our Ministerial Roles

  1. Prime Minister
  2. Deputy Prime Minister
  3. Health and Fitness Minister
  4. Outdoor Learning Minister
  5. Fundraising Minister
  6. Friendship and Support Minister
  7. Teacher Support Minister  

 

How have Pupil Parliament made a difference within school since 2017?

The projects and topics that Pupil Parliament take on vary throughout the school year.  Projects are linked to the academy context at the time and may also be chosen because children feel they are important and need addressing.

Below you will find just some of the projects that Pupil Parliament have worked on Since 2017

  • Created posters to place around school to raise awareness of road safety.
  • Created a promotional video and held a democratic vote within the school community on which local charities should have funds raised for them, contacted these charities to start working together.
  • Wrote to the UK’s Prime Minister to ask questions regarding parliament and received a reply.
  • Visited the Houses of Parliament to gain a deeper knowledge of Parliament within the UK.
  • Asked classes to take part in a ‘diversity within our school’ questionnaire and then created a video celebrating diversity and presented it at a whole school assembly.
  • Created posters and a display celebrating diversity and placed throughout the school.
  • Written a half-termly piece for the school newsletter updating projects that they have accomplished or taking on within school.
  • Raised funds with the whole school for The Poppy Appeal, Children in Need, Comic Relief and other charities.
  • Met with Pupil Parliaments from across the Harris Federation at the Harris head office to discuss key issues that face us all and plan how we can work collaboratively.
  • Created a manifesto of ideas for change within school. These ideas included the following that have now been implemented:

- A new after school science club

- Healthy eating promotion

- Extra PE lessons

- Staff Star of The Week celebration

- Approaching the PTA to purchase playground benches and equipment.

- Approached the PTA to give them a donation towards manifesto goals that they could then use to create further funds for projects.

Pupil Parliament is a much loved and important part of our academy and children and staff continually thrive in this context as our academy grows.

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