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22/09/21

KS2 enjoyed a music festival session listening to some hip-hop with an Eco message. Thank you to for reminding us all to look after our planet in such a fun way 🌎 🪴 🐝 https://t.co/argpYwWkft

17/09/21

It’s Jeans for Genes day today and we are proud to be wearing our jeans to raise money and awareness for https://t.co/blymkBBpTx

16/09/21

It has been so lovely to settle back into school life this past couple of weeks. Tomorrow we are looking forward to the return of ⭐️Star of the Week ⭐️ rewards with Afternoon Tea for KS1 and our new Breakfast with the Principal for KS2 🥐 🧁

01/09/21

Looking forward to welcoming years 1-6 tomorrow ready for a term filled with exciting learning. New reception children will join us on Friday for stay & play sessions. Brand new start for the youngest and our first year 6 and final year for our oldest. Let’s go superstars! ⭐️ https://t.co/9Xsk3hqvd3

22/07/21

Wishing all our families a wonderful summer and looking forward to welcoming our new reception families in September. https://t.co/XlNErJ6Jgq

15/07/21

This looks fantastic 😊 https://t.co/obsLPCkT7P

12/07/21

I think Zain sums up how we all feel. This beautiful letter written especially for and the other England team players. We will be sending this and many more young writer letters to the team! https://t.co/ytdiHOYJTX

12/07/21

We won!! Huge congratulations to our team of children that got us there. 84 group entries with 36 groups through to the final. Judges asked our children questions in Mandarin which they answered all with amazing skill. Well done what an achievement! https://t.co/BstlD3ffDP

09/07/21

Our new reference library area is looking great. Beautiful factual books to whet any appetite for learning. Thank you to and our families for their generosity and fundraising to make this happen. 👩🏽‍🦽🐙🌨🦕 🌺 🌏 🎶 🌊👨🏽‍🏭🧑🏿‍✈️👩🏼‍🍳 https://t.co/mFgwUdsovg

08/07/21

We are so proud to have made it to the final of the Chinese Bridge competition! Go team HPABe! HarrisFed https://t.co/wcuHjqMSI4

30/06/21

Reusable tote bags, designed and hand drawn by YR2 ECO club, will be on sale next Thursday 8th July. Look out for their pop up shop. 🌎 🐝 🌊 https://t.co/nHOA5Jp9KW

25/06/21

YR1 have excelled with their art projects this week. Inspired by a textile artist and printmaker that used weaving in her artwork. https://t.co/jv2cRPZC3e

18/06/21

Using this beautiful image year 2 have wowed us with their setting descriptions. What lovely handwriting https://t.co/icDW3mUidu

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

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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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