From recycling waste to improving surroundings, school councils across the UK are working to reduce their school’s carbon footprint. We want to hear from you about how your school council brought about changes to the environment!
How does your school council influence decisions? Tell us about democracy in your school in under 100 words and be in with a chance of being featured on our homepage.
What has your school council been working on? Tell us about your project in 250-400 words and we could feature your school council on our blog – don’t forget to send us an image!
The next competition launches on Monday 20th February 2017
We want to hear about a student initiated project that has made a difference in your school or community.
The size of your project doesn’t matter. It could be anything from increasing the number of recycling bins in your school to campaigning to save local wildlife.
What matters is that democracy and teamwork led to a positive change.
A winning school council will be awarded in each of four age categories:
Smart School Councils are a charity that help young people to become active, democratic citizens. Their Smart School Councils model helps schools to:
To learn more, visit their website at www.smartschoolcouncils.org.uk
The Speaker, the Rt. Hon. John Bercow MP, talks about his role and the importance of the Speaker’s School Council Awards.