At Micklem, our pupils are able to make big decisions as to how the school could be developed and improved. Our pupils have a voice in our school through our house groups. Our houses are led by elected house captains and vice captains. We meet regularly to work together discussing issues as well as collaborating on projects such as displays. Recent examples of our work include designing our new climbing tower and raising money for Children in Need.
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We want to prepare our pupils for their future lives and we encourage all our pupils to put themselves forward for election or recruitment processes. Not everyone will be elected or successful. However we believe that this is an important part of developing resilience for similar successes and disappointments in the future. Children are recognises for the courage they show in putting themselves forward.
The starting point for our journey to improving sustainability came when in 2018 our year 5 children at the time were asked for their views on climate change. The following film was made to accompany the launch of a series of essays on climate change in the Houses of Parliament on the 10th anniversary of the Climate Change Act. the film was later shown at the United Nations Summit that was held in Poland in 2019. We started this academic year with our own staff sustainability lead Miss Browne who is supporting our Eco-Committee and developing our school strategy.
If you have any great ideas which could be discussed at a school council or house captain meeting, speak to one of the representatives in school. Alternatively, add your ideas below and one of them will come and speak to you.