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01/07/22

Our choir, once again, blew us away joining vocal forces with to sing at the SLT conference last Saturday. It’s been quite a ride for our choir this year and we cannot wait to see where our journey takes us next. https://t.co/wT6nSi5w36

22/06/22

Year 4 Wild Wood sessions this morning saw children using tools to create these nail boards which they then used to weave. They also showed great team work during den building. So much wonderful outdoor learning 😊 https://t.co/Vs9C6u1jtT

21/06/22

Year 6 are leaping in to PGL full of confidence! The beautiful weather and stunning surroundings on the Isle of Wight have helped make our first day a memorable one https://t.co/wVaTYJK0tU

09/06/22

Our competition ‘A Warm Welcome’ has had some beautiful designs submitted. Sponsored by local Estate Agent, Sinclair Hammelton, the winning entries will be made into weatherproof boards to line our walkway into school. It’s not too late get your entries in. https://t.co/7sprmIjz5P

07/06/22

We were delighted with a surprise visit from Lord Harris who came to congratulate our Jubilee choir today. The children always love talking to him and were so excited by his visit. Thank you Lord Harris! https://t.co/oAKI4jFlEl

05/06/22

Wow! What a day! So very proud of our Jubilee choir representing our academy with pride on stage at Buckingham Palace as part of the Queen’s Jubilee Pageant. Catch us on Sky News and YouTube ⁦ https://t.co/fld9hvEVId

04/06/22

Only 1 more sleep until our Queens Jubilee Choir perform on stage at Buckingham Palace for the Platinum Jubilee Pageant. Tune in to watch live at 2pm on BBC 1 https://t.co/uGTrctbxar

03/06/22

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Wishing everyone a happy, festivity-filled Jubilee weekend. Do look out for the choir who will be sharing the stage with Ed Sheeran in the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on Sunday! https://t.co/kVKyeNcskp

27/05/22

Retweetd From Georgina Reynolds

It was delightful to deliver primary education training to the wonderful secondary trainees today. They were even treated to a sneak preview of the choir’s jubilee performance! 👑 🎵 https://t.co/O9tP5J1zmO

27/05/22

Retweetd From Georgina Reynolds

Today I had such a wonderful day at celebrating the jubilee. Playground “street party”, parades and performances were all fabulous! The staff really do go above and beyond for the pupils, parents and wider community. The Queen even made an appearance! 😉🙊🇬🇧 👑 https://t.co/MZEqJwYXV1

27/05/22

Thanks for being such a fantastic part of the team 🥰

27/05/22

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations are in full swing today! Our street party was a huge success and we have loved the Queen’s gallery and crown/flag parade. What a fabulous day!! https://t.co/EA8CPfxron

25/05/22

Fantastic news! Well done!

21/05/22

Well done to all the cross country racers that came to Crystal Palace Park today to compete for Harris Beckenham. Stars of the show go to the Year 4 boys with 3 finishing in top 30 positions out of 400 runners! Fantastic effort from all. https://t.co/zYzKdX4ruV

13/05/22

Retweetd From Dulwich Hamlet Junior School

Learning the National Anthem to sing at The Queen’s pageant with and and the amazing Richard Frostick! https://t.co/F1PKGhlg4x

12/05/22

So very proud of our year 6 children this week. Your attitude and the calm and considered way in which you approached the SATs was amazing. Huge well done to you all https://t.co/7ri68ZR0Xj

29/04/22

Our year 5 PGL adventurers arrived home safe and sound this afternoon 🥰Huge thank you to our amazing staff team for making this happen and well done to our awesome children for trying new things and just being fabulous🤩 Happy bank holiday team HPABe https://t.co/FkkSPNxTNw

28/04/22

This looks fantastic for y6 parents 😊 https://t.co/ls1GimmiFE

28/04/22

So proud of our football team today- the 4-1 win puts them at the top of the Bromley league 🏅🤩 Our year 5 players were even collected by a superstar parent from residential at PGL and got back in time for the match. That’s and Well done! https://t.co/vxc8odbYlM

26/04/22

Our PGL trip had some surprise visitors today! Miss Nixon and Ronnie enjoyed lunch with year 5 and hearing all about our adventures so far. It was great to see them! https://t.co/vsYNzVxVTE

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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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