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20/01/22

Fantastic writing in Reception today. Inspired by the fabulous book ‘Clean Up’, children wrote about ocean pollution and what we can all do to help https://t.co/oYp461Tyev

15/01/22

Enrichment clubs have started for Spring Term and we are delighted to have offering our children cooking club. Week one was all about taste and what a rainbow of colour and flavour they got to experience. https://t.co/ngQ22ULr6q

13/01/22

Celebrating some high quality pieces of writing from year 5 showcased in these beautiful displays https://t.co/J33BjSKryb

17/12/21

End of term was celebrated with year group Christmas Fairs in the playground; games, prizes and dancing in the snow! A fitting way to end a fantastic term. Happy Christmas Everyone 🎄🥳 https://t.co/l9xpE0b7P8

17/12/21

Don’t forget it’s Christmas Jumper day today. 🎄 https://t.co/TXkp6NzWLi

16/12/21

We had a surprise visit today from the one and only Father Christmas, he brought Christmas cheer and classroom gifts for every class. The children were thrilled with the surprise visit. It was a true delight to see. Thank you Father Christmas. https://t.co/RNb0EzwgTL

15/12/21

You all look fabulous 😊🎄

15/12/21

Looks fantastic 😊

15/12/21

That’s a wrap! After 3 playground performances and a few hours of recording our Nativity for this year is edited and ready for its premier. Well done to all staff and children involved you did so well to adapt to changes and really did shine. ⭐️ https://t.co/TrfFz6WkpN

13/12/21

Our wonderful choir performed at helping to raise funds for with over £600 raised. https://t.co/I1oZTOj8II

03/12/21

Great to host a football tournament for teams from and Well done to everyone for taking part! Well done to team for coming 1st https://t.co/xwJt5ggrS4

01/12/21

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Some of our wonderful children helping to spread a little Christmas cheer across our school community 🎄 https://t.co/IRlXjv4SMC

25/11/21

What a week for sport. Children took part in Bromley Schools Cross Country with a Y5 girl star runner placing 7th out of 350 girls! Football saw our Y5 and Y6 boys team take home the winners’ trophy placing first out of 24 teams at a Bromley football tournament. Well done all! https://t.co/93W1iNy5Fb

23/11/21

Our y6 students are loving these sessions! Thank you for leading them https://t.co/vAelv7uVuB

20/11/21

What a cosy day wearing our PJs into school to raise funds for thank you to all our families that have supported this fantastic charity today. https://t.co/bwWuveTCHU

15/11/21

Today children enjoyed hearing from a special visitor delivering assemblies to celebrate Diwali and deepen our understanding of Hinduism https://t.co/s7pPZ4LYGs

12/11/21

Monday wear your odd socks to school for with for 🧦 https://t.co/fxuTPmktvF

12/11/21

We are consulting on our admissions arrangement for 2023 - 24. More information can be found on our website. https://t.co/InhCQARJF4

05/11/21

Year 6 children have worked hard this week on their poppy window display and poppy appeal sales. Items will be available next Monday - Wednesday before school. https://t.co/cacfdfHl07

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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 are then 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 our school ?

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 in the past:

  • 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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