Pupils Voice their ideas at school conference

School children from all across North Bedfordshire came together on Thursday 10th February to have their say on how lessons can be made better.

Working together for an afternoon, 90 children from fifteen different schools, attended the 4th annual Pupil Voice Conference, held at The Sharnbrook Hotel. The event is run by the pupils, including presenters and a film crew.

“The aim of the event is to find out what is the best way to motivate children to learn, providing positive feedback for our schools,”

said North Bedfordshire Schools Trust (NBST) Co-ordinator Liz Carr-Archer.

“Sharnbrook sixth formers have been mentoring tables of younger pupils and helping them to voice their ideas on how to make lessons better. Previous events have been a great success and it is a chance for the schools to come together and share their best ideas.”

The children were all members of their own school’s student council and were given letters of the alphabet as a prompt for ideas, creating an A-Z guide to learning.

The NBST is made up of the 19 schools in the North Beds area, the largest Trust of its kind in the country, and has the support of Business Partners including Bedford College and Unilever. The Trust arranges frequent inter-school events, helping teachers and Governors to work together and share best practice.

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