In partnership with Swansea County Council, (RDP) VocalEyes launched the Rural Community Voice initiative which is now in its second year. Covering 8 rural wards in the County, the predominant focus of the project has initially been within Pennard,
Glynncollen primary school ended the academic year with a flourish! Having prioritised ‘reducing plastics’ in the school they orchestrated their campaign to change the way free milk is provided to the Foundation Phase in their school. Their simple plan was
At VocalEyes we are very happy to report that our young citizens in Glyncollen have had a very positive response to their letter about reducing plastics from Environment Minister at the Welsh Government, Hannah Blythyn, AM.
The children had prioritised ‘going
One of the challenges for schools wishing to put Pupil Voice into action is whether or not participation is authentic or merely tokenistic. In this blog we look at how children in Year 6 in Glyncollen Primary School took their
This week children, staff and parents at Burry Port Primary School made an important step towards improving the democratic culture of the school.
The children already use VocalEyes for Pupil Voice and these priorities now set the agenda for Student Council.
National Democracy week starts on Monday 2nd July, 2018, the 90th anniversary of the 1928 Equal Franchise Act which gave women the same voting rights as men. It is also the 20th anniversary of devolution in Wales. Devolution has not however,
On Tuesday the 19th of June we had a successful day at Burry Port Primary school launching VocalEyes with staff and pupils. The day started with assembly when the whole school got a chance to see the platform in action.
VocalEyes reached a significant milestone on Friday April 27, 2018. A training event for Participatory Democracy Champions from 10 secondary schools in the City of Cardiff took place in the grandeur of Cardiff City Hall. We welcomed almost 60 young
As a headteacher I am extremely passionate about the importance of listening to all stakeholder’s voices, in particular our staff, families and young people. However, I believe that listening to others voices must lead to action, otherwise it becomes little
Cardiff is the first city in Wales to take part in Unicef UK’s national Child Rights Partners programme. Between now and 2020, the local authority, including all of its delivery partners, are working in partnership with Unicef towards being recognized