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Billingham South School Council

At Billingham South Community Primary School, our school council consists of one child from each Key Stage Two class and our Support Base. There are elections each year to choose the representatives. Our school council has taken part in many activities this year, they have: interviewed potential SCITT students, visited Parliament, grilled Alex Cunningham MP in a Q&A session, helped run the Dojo Shop every Friday and they have even had School Council training to make sure we're the best we can be!
During our meetings this year we aim to find out what our children want to improve in school and how we can make Billingham South the happiest school around.

Miss Rushall

Visit to Westminster Palace

We visited The House of Commons where we watched MPs debate, Westminster Hall where Guy Fawkes and King Charles I had their trials. We even stood in the same spot as Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela! We met a 'Queen's Messenger' who told us all about his beautiful gold badge and saw the scarf Emily Davidson was holding when she walked into the path of the King's horse in 1913. After our tour we had a workshop where we learned all about our voice. How could we speak up and have our voices heard? We also had a great Q&A session with our local MP Alex Cunningham who was very interesting. He told us about Big Ben (the bell, not the tower) and how it was originally made in Norton. Every day is a school day!

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Please click on the link to hear all about the Council's experiences in London.

School Council Visit to London.MOV