This week the newly elected School Parliament at Kyiv Nivki Secondary campus, started its work. Two representatives of each class from Years 5-11 got together for the first time as a team, to greet each other and address questions that require attention.
Under the guidance from the Head of School Ms. Pauline Westwood, students, who now represent their classes, discussed the arrangements for the celebration of World Animal Day on the 4th of October and shared ideas for activities that would take place at school.
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.
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.