- Posted by: Valerie Vaz MP
- Category: Local News, News
Valerie has written to all Schools in Walsall South to encourage them to enter the 4th Annual Speaker’s School Council Awards.
“ School Councils are an excellent place for pupils to learn about democracy, how to make a contribution to their communities and how to campaign effectively on the issues that matter. The Speaker’s School Council Awards celebrate the contributions made by School Councils from across the country to their school communities.”
“The Awards are open to every Infant, Junior, Secondary school and College in the country and aim to reward the best School Council projects in each of the four age groups. The Judges are looking for projects that demonstrate the School Councils’ efforts to bring about positive change. The project could be anything from increasing the number of recycling bins in school to ideas to raise money for the school council budget.”
“Winners will be invited to the Houses of Parliament to accept the winner’s trophy from the Speaker of the House of Commons. Runners up will be presented with a commemorative plaque for their school and every School Council that enters will receive a certificate from the Speaker of the House of Commons.”
“Having visited many schools across Walsall South since I was elected in May 2010, I know that they will be able to put forward some strong entries. I wish all the schools the best of luck with their entries, and hope to meet some Speakers’ School Council Award Winners from Walsall South at the House of Commons.”
The closing date for entries is 30 April 2013.Further information and details of how to enter can be found here.