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Liverpool School’s Parliament has given an opportunity for the children and young people of Liverpool to have a voice on matters of concern and to be heard by the people who have influence in the running of the city.
The parliament has also provides an opportunity for them to participate in a range of exciting events and activities and empowers pupils to make a real difference within their community.
The Upper House represents those young people aged 11-19.
The Lower House represents those young people aged 7-11.
Meetings of the Parliament usually take place in the Council Chamber of Liverpool Town Hall but, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, they have recently been taking place via Zoom. Liverpool Schools’ Parliament is an official committee of Liverpool City Council. All decisions made by the Parliament are passed on to Liverpool City Council.
There is currently a consultation with schools around future delivery and activities. For further information please contact email@example.com
Our new Schools' Parliament representatives for 2021-2022 are Bella, Isabella, Nell and Ava.
The Schools’ Parliament met on Zoom this week to discuss feeling safe in our city. We looked over how we feel safe in different places such as our home, at school and in our community / neighbourhood. We thought about who we could talk to if we didn’t feel safe. We all feel safe at Emmaus and we can talk to our teachers and friends here.
Bella, Ava & Nell
Our first meeting included a workshop from guests Wedge Collective. Find out more about this Liverpool based company here: Wedge Collective. This was a workshop in visual communication to prepare the children for the Liverpool Child Friendly City logo design call out, launching on World Children’s Day 20th November.
We also explored the children’s ideas for a website for children and young people for Liverpool, including what content they would like to see and make. The parliament will vote on the proposals they like best and the winners will be put into production with the support of CFC and their partners!
It's time for Autumn's Primary School Parliament! This session we welcome children to discuss the theme of communication. We will be meeting on Wednesday 17th November 10-11.30am online.
This week marks Anti-Bullying week (15th- 19th) and World Children's Day (20th), so what better time to explore how we communicate what children want and need in order to make Liverpool a better place?
This LSP session will ask pupils to envisage content for the Child Friendly City website, ensuring that children and young people across Liverpool have access to the information they want in the way they want. This is a live opportunity: pupils are invited to be content creators and work in collaboration with industry professionals to bring the site to life.
The Schools’ Parliament for Liverpool hosted their first meeting on Tuesday 1st December. Our Y6 representatives met up virtually, via Zoom, with other students, from primary and secondary schools around the city. They were able to ask questions and voice their opinions on education within our city. Jonathon Jones, Director of Education for Liverpool, joined the meeting and answered one of our questions regarding children’s mental health and emotional well-being. It was great to know that pupil voices are being heard by those in charge of our city and even our country. We look forward to our next meeting in January.
Four of our Y6 children joined up with children from across the city to participate in the Schools’ Parliament Zoom meeting, on Monday 26th January. They met to discuss Liverpool's journey to becoming a UNICEF 'Child Friendly City' and to about the launch of 'Liverpool Year of Writing'. Cllr Barbara Murray, Cabinet Member for Education, Employment and Skills, also introduced the children to the Write Here, Write Now ten-minute writing challenge.