Lynwood Road, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 6LR
Huncoat is introducing a Pupil Parliament in September 2016, it is a popular way for the children to voice their opinions and is considered a really positive development for the school. Our new Pupil Parliament will be similar to our old School Council.
The Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Chancellor are Year 6 pupils who have stood for election. The positions are voted for by the whole school.
Two members of each class are elected by their classmates onto each department. Each department is led by it’s Year 6 members with the support of a member of staff.
The Pupil Parliament works hard to be a voice for the children, to ensure their opinions are listened to and to explain where necessary why certain decisions are made.
In many ways the children can experience democracy in action, they have their opportunity to influence the decision makers and their confidence and willingness to ask searching questions is an asset to the school.
Friday 21st October
Pupil Parliament meets: MP Graham Jones
We were all very excited to meet our local MP, Graham Jones.
In our meetings, we created interesting questions to ask him about his work in the community and his life as an MP.
Friday 11th November
Armistice Day is on 11 November and is also known as Remembrance Day.
It marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, back in 1918.
We held a two-minute silence at 11am to remember the people who have died in wars.
Pupil Parliament went to Huncoat War Memorial with members of the community to pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the First World War. We were able to lay a wreath that we had made at the memorial.
In the run up to Remembrance day, we raised money by selling poppies and running a 'design a poppy' competition.
Friday 31st March 2017
Our pupil questionnaire has shown us that children would like a greater choice of Golden Time activities.
On Friday 31st March, we will be holding a non-uniform day. Rather than pay a donation to wear non-school uniform, we are asking children to bring in an unwanted game to help us update our Golden Time resources.
This could be a board game (with no missing pieces!), a pack of cards or dominoes– anything that we could play together to develop out teamwork skills and have load of fun with! No toys please, as we want to play games together!
A donation of £1 per family is also available for those who do not wish to bring in a game on this day.