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Students from across County Durham talked to each other about their school councils

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Young PCVC Libby Wright speaking at the conference

Students from across County Durham talked to each other about their school councils yesterday.

The event , hosted by Ferryhill Business and Enterprise Academy, was attended by over a hundred young people from schools across the County. School Councils are made up of students from throughout their school, and enable them to have a voice to advise the Headteacher and other senior managers about their experience at school: what goes well, and where the school might benefit from changing the way it does things. At today’s event they talked to each other about how the School Councils work in their schools, and were able to learn from the really good practice that exists in all schools in different ways.

The keynote speak for the event was Libby Wright, Young Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner for County Durham and Darlington. Libby talked about her role, shadowing Ron Hogg and being a voice for young people as decisions are made about policing and community safety in the area. Libby stressed how important it is for young people to express themselves and to have their say. She received a warm welcome from the students and teachers in the audience.

Posted on Thursday 29th March 2018
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