On Monday, 22 January, the student parliament at the Nivki Primary campus held its first meeting. Students from each class chose two representatives for the parliament and on Monday they gathered to discuss some school matters.
They talked about what works well in the school and what would be nice to do – have a jacuzzi for example – to make the school even better. All the ideas and suggestions were later shared with the school management for consideration.
The student parliament also decided to make a beautiful display board dedicated to their work and started making it right away.
At British International School Ukraine, the student voice is respected and listened to. This form of communication demonstrates how action can be taken and those who are affected can influence those decisions.
Participation in the school parliament gives students an opportunity to take part in the decision-making process and have their influence on what is happening in the school. It is also a great way to learn how democracy works and develop such skills and attitudes as leadership, responsibility, respect, teamwork, critical and creative thinking, communication and presentation skills.