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Merley First School

Pupil Voice

Pupil Voice at Merley First School

Pupil voice at Merley First School means a whole-school commitment to listening to the views, wishes and experiences of all children. It means placing value on what children tell school staff about their experiences.

There are a range of ways that pupils are engaged in pupil voice activities. These are :

Pupil voice ambassadors who met regularly and lead weekly class assemblies.

Eco Warriors who take a lead in considering how we maintain our Eco Schools status. 

Play leaders who ensure playtime resources are organised and well looked after.

Peer to Peer mediators who are trained to support resolving conflict in the playground.

Sports leaders who engage in playing with children and developing games and use of sporting equipment at playtime.

Our weekly Pupil Voice assembly is a time to explore aspects of school life with children in each class regarding local or global issues. 

Mrs E. Wheeler leads on Pupil Voice and Miss A. Stone leads the play leaders, sports leaders and peer to peer mediators. 


Thursday 8th September 2022

This week the children were reminded of the responsibilities of the Voice champions (previously called school council) and Eco Warriors. They will carry out votes in class for these positions and they will be shared with the school. 

The children were also made aware of the opening of the Wimborne community garden.

 Thursday 15th September 2022

Next week is recycle week 20th - 27th September. The children thought about the importance of recycling and what we currently recycle in school. They were challenged to think of what other things we could recycle.

Thursday 6th October 2022

This week the children had a focus on black history month with inspirational people chosen for each year group. Each year group focused on a different inspirational person and learnt about their life. The children discussed the importance of celebrating achievements and overcoming challenges in life