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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 highly rated ideas forward to research and action.

We went to see them near the end of term to find out about the journey they had been on. Our purpose was to capture their story to investigate plastic use in their school and to help the young people show how a commitment to participatory democracy had empowered them to be activists in their own communities.

Read more and watch this fantastic video..

Categories: Highlights, Featured, Ideas into Action, Videos, posted on 29 Jul 2018

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. Now it was a chance for the pupils to teach what they had learnt using Pupil Voice and show the parents how to log in and participate in Parent Voice.

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Categories: Highlights, Featured, Videos, posted on 16 Jul 2018

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. Following this the School Council met to learn how to use the platform.

The School Council has representatives from Years 2-6, (aged 6-11) and they began by learning how to register on VocalEyes. This took a little time but as soon as everyone was signed in the fun began!

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Categories: Highlights, Featured, Videos, posted on 20 Jun 2018

Promotional Video (starting in 2 weeks)

A video to highlight the good features and positives (e.g school council, facilities, innovation etc) of our school to show to both students and parents of feeder primary schools. Also we wanted to show in the video the different  activities transpiring in our school such as the sports competition and the transition programme 
Ideas and views
  1. Inclusion of the school values preferably at the beginning and/or end 
  2. Talk about the amount of time spent on dedication to activities such as basketball training 
  3. Include the variety of clubs available during and after school e.g science club 
  4. The impact of pupil voice on the school, possibly bring up the change of uniform 
  5. Voice overs with the images of the clubs in the background 
  6. The standard and improvement of grades in the school as well as the progression 
  7. Mention the extra language and other GCSEs taken by pupils
  8. Introduction by the headteacher 
  9. Inclusion of the history of Cathays
  10. Mention of the school being rebuilt with an improved design as well as improved facilities 
  11. Videos and pictures of the summer timetable, especially the trips
  12. More pupils rather than staff in the video and ask for volunteers in year 7 
  13. Narrator when photos and videos on screen to save time during video 
  14. Awais as narrator 
  15. School council as well as ordinary students to speak in video 
  16. Lucas to speak about VocalEyes and his inclusion of the child freindly city programme
  17. Charity events 
  18. Students to talk about the available community languages they are taking/taken
  19. Young interpreters 
  20. Ensuring students have permission to be in the video 
  21. Areas to broadcast the video such as Roath library
  22. Musicians in the school to provide the music in the video 
  23. Alois to provide background music 
  24. Jonathan to play guitar in back music 
  25. Josepth meyrick-ash to play piano
  26. Vivane for background music
  27. Rebecca to play the flute in back music 
  28. Aim to get the promotional video done by the beginning of July 
  29. After national test KS3 to do part of the recordings (through volunteering)  

Categories: Featured, Ideas into Action, Videos, posted on 2 May 2018

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 people and their teachers on the day.

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Categories: Highlights, Featured, Videos, posted on 30 Apr 2018