Pupil Voice

At Penrhyn, we believe our ambassadors have the opportunity to enhance their experiences, recognise achievement outside the classroom and further develop their life skills, whilst reinforcing the schools ethos of Courtesy, Cooperation and Commitment.  We have many ambassadors:  Head girl and boy, Deputy Head girl and boy, music, sport, Criw Cymraeg and Digital Leaders

Criw Cymraeg

Our Criw Cymraeg are a team of children chosen to help promote the use of the Welsh Language both inside and outside of school. They help encourage all members of the school community to speak Welsh on a daily basis. Criw Cymraeg meets on a fortnightly basis and chooses a “Phrase of the Fortnight”. They plan and deliver a whole school assembly to share the phrase as well share simple stories and teach new songs. Criw Cymraeg will be developing their ideas so please keep an eye on our Twitter page for more regular updates!

Digital Leaders

Digital Leaders are pupil leaders for the technology that is used in our school. There are children representatives from every year group who are interested and enthusiastic about using technology, with a willingness to learn and share. They spread good behaviour with technology, support teachers, support fellow pupils and are able to showcase what is possible. More importantly, they develop their own skills and become examples for what is achievable in school.

Digital Leaders Meeting Spring Term

School Council

Penrhyn takes great pride in its School Council which is made up of pupils from Year 1 to Year 6. Annual secret ballot elections for School Council members are held by all pupils each September, with one member from Years 1 to 5, and two members from Year 6 being elected. The new School Council are presented with badges and introduced to the rest of the school during a special ‘Celebration Assembly’. Meetings are held each half term to discuss areas of concern and to voice pupil opinion. Class council meeting are also held each half term, to give each child in the school an opportunity to voice any ideas, areas of improvement or opinions that they may have. School Council representatives then bring their Class Council minutes to the School Council meeting and are discussed in detail at the end of the meeting. The School Council provides an exciting opportunity for pupils across the school to practise skills such as working in a group, representing others and making important changes in the school and wider community.

Eco Team

The Eco Team consists of some of the most passionate leaders from across the school. Consistently active and adaptive, the Eco Team endeavour to complete at least one major litter pick per term (so far consisting of National Trust beaches, the school’s locality and a lucrative deal to pick litter on the restricted land of the Castle Martin MOD site. The Eco Team meet regularly, with meetings being minuted. Meetings set the goals for the term (based on discussion from the children) which are then acted upon over the course of the weeks that follow.

Eco Team Meeting Spring Term

Spiritual Leaders

Initially a suggestion of Hymns Committee, the Spiritual Leaders group grew from a gap that existed in the school’s pupil voice and leadership areas. The children wanted more hymns to be sung in assemblies and decided to put together a repertoire of pieces with corresponding music and lyrics. The next element was prayer – more than just The Lord’s Prayer. From there, the Spiritual Leaders group was born.

Spiritual Leaders Metting Spring Term