Speaker’s School Council Awards

Last half term, the School Council submitted an application for the House of Commons ‘Speaker’s School Council Award’. The award is open to every infant, primary, secondary and SEN school in the UK and aims to showcase and celebrate the work of School Councils throughout the country.

School Councillors worked together to collate evidence and present the work completed earlier this year, around road safety. The application detailed the awareness that had been created, the assemblies and workshops run by school council and involvement with parents, pupils, staff, the local community and local authorities.

Unfortunately, we were unsuccessful in winning the award this year, however, we are incredibly proud of everything the school council has achieved and value the opportunity to celebrate this work. We received the following email from the Speaker’s School Council team:

Thank you very much for submitting your school council project to the Speaker’s School Council Awards 2016.

This year’s Speaker’s School Council Awards has been incredibly successful with the Speaker receiving hundreds of applications! The SSCA team were thrilled to see such a huge number of school councils involved in such inspiring and worthwhile activities and, in particular, were incredibly impressed by the commitment and passion with which the school councillors dedicated themselves to their amazing projects.

There was a consistently high standard of applications this year making the judges’ decision very difficult. Unfortunately, on this occasion, your entry has not been selected as one of this year’s winners.

We would really like to thank you and your school council for taking part in the competition and taking the time to tell us about all the hard work that has gone into making your project great.

On behalf of the Speaker of the House of Commons, the Rt. Hon John Bercow and the Speaker’s School Council Awards team we would once more like to thank you and your school councillors for participating in this year’s awards. We wish you every success with your future projects and look forward to hearing about them in next year’s competition. Do check back on our website- www.speakersschoolcouncil.org regularly for blogs and resources to help prepare for next year’s entry.

Kind regards

The Speaker’s School Council Awards team

To celebrate the school council’s achievements, we have been sent a House of Commons digital web badge which is now displayed on our website.

The School Councillors are inspired and fuelled to continue working hard and are already thinking of ideas for campaigns, ready to apply again next year!