Tell us about your project!

GOOD NEWS!  To celebrate the General Election and all things DEMOCRACY, the competition will now be open until Friday 30th June!

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.

The Speaker’s School Council Awards are open to every infant, primary, secondary and SEN school in the UK.

A winning school council will be awarded in each of four age categories:

  • Infant age (4-7)
  • Junior age (8-11)
  • Secondary age (12-16)
  • Young adults (17-19)

All entries will receive a certificate, and a digital badge for your school website!


Interested in taking your school council to the next step?

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Smart School Councils are a charity that help young people to become active, democratic citizens. Their Smart School Councils model helps schools to: 

  • Involve all pupils in the school council. 
  • Directly addresses Ofsted requirements on British Values/SMSC & Prevent
  • Tracks data on involvement
  • And it's easier to run than your current school council! 

To learn more, visit their website at 

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