Primary schoolchildren in the Borough of Rushcliffe are getting the chance to discuss matters which are important to them as part of the Rushcliffe Learning Alliance (RLA).
Two children from each of the 31 primary schools involved in the project meet at County Hall in the Council Chambers and discuss how to improve Rushcliffe.
They hold meetings with local councillors, during which the children of Rushcliffe Learning Alliance Pupil Parliament have a way of expressing their points of view about things that are important to them.
The Rushcliffe Learning Alliance Pupil Parliament say they “intend to build on our already close ties to raise standards across the schools and improve achievement levels for the benefit of over 5,000 children in our communities”.
Rebecca Cooke is the lead teacher for Pupil Parliament at Carnarvon Primary School in Bingham.
She told the Rushcliffe Local News: “We meet three times a year and discuss ways to improve Rushcliffe, whether that be parks, leisure centres, bins, etc, but also ways to improve the schools.
“It’s a way of children having their say on things in both the schools and the borough.
“In June, we took all the Pupil Parliament children to London and we looked round the Houses of Parliament and went in the House of Commons and House of Lords.”