8th October 2021
Following some amazing, thoughtful and inspiring interviews, we would like you to meet our new Primary Student Leaders!
Providing students with leadership experience gives them the ability to collaborate, communicate, problem-solve, build relationships, think critically and outside the box, by allowing them to learn to adapt to changing and challenging situations. This helps by preparing them for the world outside of the classroom.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child states the following:
...12. Respect for children's views: Children have the right to give their opinions freely on issues that affect them. Adults should listen and take children seriously.
13. Sharing thoughts freely: Children have the right to share freely with others what they learn, think and feel, by talking, drawing, writing or in any other way unless it harms other people....
...29. Aims of education: Children’s education should help them fully develop their personalities, talents and abilities. It should teach them to understand their own rights, and to respect other people’s rights, cultures and differences. It should help them to live peacefully and protect the environment....
In addition to our Braeburn Circles, our Primary Student Leaders will be using our Global Citizenship and Intercultural Learning Rainbow (above) as their overarching guide with students leading on different aspects of the rainbow to ensure we are continuing to place Global Citizenship and Intercultural Learning at the forefront of everything we do.
As Primary Student Leaders, these students will play an important role in shaping the future of their school. They will meet weekly with the Headteacher and share their views, ideas, opinions and put plans together for how best to move the school forward and bring those ideas into reality. They have already started to put some projects in motion and we are so excited to see how our young leaders collaborate over the coming year.
Congratulations to you all!