Membership of the Student Voice, PC’s Student Council, is comprised of representatives from all year groups at the College. The group meets on a fortnightly basis to discuss key student issues and make plans to improve College life. Recent successes have included the improvement work on the quad area which has created a pleasant environment for students to relax at break and lunchtimes.
Student Voice 2019-20
Seventeen students have been appointed to serve as members of the Student Voice, the College’s student council, for 2019-20. All members participated in a team building and leadership training event on Monday 7 October and received their badges at assembly on Monday 14 October. We wish these students well as they take on this important leadership role in our school community.
Student Voice Member helps to promote the key message of Anti-Bullying Week 2019 – ‘Change Starts With Us’
Congratulations to Student Voice member, Alana Cahoon, who has been appointed to the N. Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum. Supported by MLAs from across the political spectrum, participants will work in Committees, hearing from experts on key bullying issues about work being undertaken to address these concerns. The forum was due to meet on 15 November in Stormont but due to the election, this has been postponed until February. We wish Alana well as she prepares for the Forum.
Student Voice members attend IMPACT Event
IMPACT is a follow up event to the Mental Health and Wellbeing Fayre which took place in October 2017 and was organised by the Craigavon Area Learning Community (CALC) Pastoral ForumSt
Over 130 pupils and teachers from schools across the Craigavon area attended the Fayre in October and these students returned to the Civic Centre on 16 April to share how they organised events in their own schools to promote key messages relating to mental health and well-being.
Members of the Student Voice who had organised a Question Time themed event focusing on drugs and alcohol shared information on what they did, why they selected this aspect and the impact their project had on the College community.
Photos by @Edward Byrne Photography
Student Voice members took on a leadership role this week in promoting key messages for Anti Bullying Week. The theme of this year’s campaign is ‘all equal, all different and all together’.
Students made presentations in College assemblies and put up posters around the College to remind everyone of their right to be safe from any form of bullying.
CALC Mental Health and Wellbeing Fayre
Members of Student Voice, the College’s student council, attended the Craigavon Area Learning Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Fayre in the Civic Centre on Wednesday 25 October.
Students had the opportunity to attend workshops on a range of issues including social media addiction, personal safety, managing stress and the impact of drugs.
Students were also able to visit stalls run by a range of public and voluntary sector agencies.
All of the students attending have been set the challenge of working with their teachers to organise a mental health and wellbeing event in the spring term of 2018. The participating schools will come together again on 16 April 2018 to share information on each of these events.