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School Council

The School Council at Belfast Royal Academy comprises of a group of peer-elected students, who represent the views of all pupils within school and who attempt to improve all aspects of school life. Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) says that children and young people should have a say in decisions that affect their lives.

In Belfast Royal Academy our School Council provides a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions which impact directly upon them. It is also an important and useful way for the School to provide leadership and development opportunities for pupils.

Within the school curriculum, one of the key areas making up the ‘Learning for Life and Work/LLW’ theme is active participation. The curriculum requires that young people are provided with opportunities to participate in school and society. School councils are an excellent way in which to increase participation, teaching young people about democracy, local and global citizenship and accountability.

Pupil and School Council Dates 2022 / 2023

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