British Values in Action - Democracy
At Milton Road Primary School, in support of the idea of democracy, we provide many opportunities for the children for their voices to be heard. We have a very active Eco-Citizens CREW which meets weekly to discuss issues raised by classes.
Eco-Citizens are elected by their peers. As part of the process, candidates make a presentation to their class explaining why they want to take on the role of Eco-Citizen and how they hope to do the best that they can for the class.
The children regularly take part in pupil-voice surveys, and our Y6 children complete a questionnaire which allows them to reflect on their time at the school and to put across their views.
Through a focus on our key values of respect and responsibility, important concepts related to democracy are also considered and addressed. Visits and visitors to the school also help to support children’s understanding of democracy e.g. A visit from the local MP.
As part of their topic work, children often take part in debates, where they have the opportunity to share and discuss different points of view on a particular subject. The school purchases Picture News, The Primary Times newspaper and in the older classes the children watch and discuss News Round. Through this children are able to discuss political events, including the election process and this activity amongst many others, prepare children for life in modern Britain.
At Milton Road Primary School we have a very strong focus on learning and what it means to be an effective learner; in this way, all children are encouraged and supported in taking ownership of their own learning.