UL Student Leadership Project
Year 6 - The Plastic Pollution Project
The Student Leadership Programme is an initiative delivered across the United Learning Group, and seeks to give pupils the tools they need to enact positive change in their schools and local community and become effective young leaders.
We were invited to put together a team to work on the United Learning Leadership project in November. Several girls in Year 6 were interested and they were interviewed by Mrs Lambert and then chosen on the strength of their interviews. They then attended the online project day with other UL schools and decided on their project pledge to try and tackle the problem of plastic pollution as this was something they felt strongly about. Despite Covid absences and the senior school entrance process they have worked well as a team.
They have presented their ideas in an assembly to the whole school, launched a poster competition and chosen winners and runners up for each year group, led a litter pick on a walk on our local Chobham Common and have planned activities to educate each class about plastic pollution and how they can help. They still have so many ideas including some fundraising for charity that they want to continue the project after the graduation day working with our Eco Committee to achieve more before they leave us in July.
This has been a valuable project for these girls to be a part of as it has helped them to be more independent and to learn how to work together as a team in order to achieve a common goal.
We are incredibly proud of our girls who attended their graduation on Tuesday 8th March 2022 at the University of Oxford. The graduation was an inspiring event where pupils presented and shared their projects. A huge well done to all involved!
The Primary Student Leadership Programme forms part of United Learning’s commitment to deliver an Education with Character to all of our pupils, as part of the Framework for Excellence. This means that children are encouraged to develop new skills, learn to overcome challenges and build character, compassion and service.