Primary School Conferences
What local issues are important for our primary school children? This was the aim of five school council conferences requested by the Young Mayor of Tower Hamlets.
The school councillors from 30 Tower Hamlets Primary Schools took part in the first borough wide children’s voices event in Tower Hamlets. They spent the morning discussing, presenting and voting on local issues and problems that they wanted to be addressed, led by a team of trained secondary school students. In the afternoon the children took over the borough’s debating chamber to discuss and vote on their key three issues. The debates were minuted, a report was sent back to the schools and then onto the Tower Hamlets Young Mayor and the council.
Each event was led by a school council from a different secondary school and was organised according to the different Local Area Partnership (LAP) areas. The issues at the conferences varied from knife and gang crime, to smoking and drugs.
Click on the Primary Conferences button on the left to see Lap events and a powerpoint of each day, with a pdf of what the students said.
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