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Fortunately the work from Glyncollen can point the teachers in the right direction. Here the pupils have demonstrated their understanding of democracy, democratic values and democratic processes through their campaign to reduce plastic use in their school.

They now know who the head of Swansea Council is, whom their local councillor is, what ward they live in and how they can become participants in democracy now – these young people are therefore grappling with the issues Donaldson identified – ethical issues such as sustainability and social justice.

They have gained an ability to deal with these issues by becoming active citizens and in the process gained confidence in their capacity to exert influence in their own school and community. Donaldson would be proud!

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posted on 14 Sep 2018

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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 to ask the local authority to consider other ways of supplying the milk. Currently the milk is delivered in 150ml bottles. The young people want this to be changed to 2 litre bottles and for the milk to be dispensed into stainless steel bottles.

They wrote to the politicians in their local ward, local authority and Welsh Assembly. The Environment Minister, Hannah Blythyn, AM wrote to the children to congratulate them on their campaign and provided lots of advice on how they could continue their journey towards plastic-free.

The children themselves decided to raise money to buy the stainless steel bottles and will hold a sponsored walk in September to raise the money.

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posted on 14 Sep 2018

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.

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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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posted on 16 Jul 2018

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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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posted on 20 Jun 2018

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posted on 2 Jun 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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posted on 30 Apr 2018

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