Pupil Voice Groups
Article 12 – You have to be listened to and taken seriously
Article 13 – You have the right to find out and share information, and say what you think.
At Deri View Primary School, we value and believe it is important for our pupils to be empowered to take ownership of their learning. We ensure our children have the opportunity to influence school decisions that affect them. We recognize that children have logical perspectives and opinions on issues that matter in their classroom, in the school and the wider community. We provide pupils with an active role in influencing decisions. We empower our children to participate as active young citizens.
We are Criw Cymraeg! Our job in school is to watch out for people using Welsh as much as they can! Each class has their own Tocyn Iaith board and children earn points for speaking Welsh. In assembly on a Friday, we announce the class with the most points and also celebrate the children who had the most points in their class. We give out certificates to teachers and children who speak lots of Welsh and think our role is really important because the Welsh language is really fun to learn! Last year we earned the school the Bronze Award and this Year we are hoping to achieve Silver accreditation!
The Heddlu Bach (Mini Police) scheme is a fun and interactive volunteering opportunity for pupils aged 9-11 years old. The Heddlu Bach support the force priorities through participation in both educational and community environments. The children involved develop confidence through many enjoyable experiences. The children who become part of the programme help to tackle local issues, highlighted by the children, in their own community. We hope to create ethically informed citizens of Wales, build resilience in young people and develop a successful and exciting future through collaboration with communities and the Police.
Here are some of the topics explored by the Heddlu Bach:
· Parking outside schools
· Crime prevention awareness
· Speeding / speed monitoring
· Anti-Social behaviour awareness
· Damage and littering in the community
· Team building between pupils