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Pupil Parliament in Action




Charity bake sale organised by Faith, with donations going to refugees from Ukraine in the local community 


Thank you to everyone who sent items for the Ukraine πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ collection. Members of our pupil Parliament packaged everything up and helped load the van which has been taken to a local depot for distribution.

Thank you for your generous contributions - we have had a fun filled day supporting both comic relief and the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ @comicrelief


Stand Up to Bullying Day 

Our Pupil Parliament have put together a video to share with you all that we do in our school to make us feel safe and happy ⭐️ watch here


What an incredible learning experience visiting the Houses of Parliament and creating our own reasons to campaign, debating ways in which to create interest in them with @RobertJenrick and continuing to be the change we want to see @ABYyouthtrust


Fundraiser for @RosieMayNPO: we raised money for our #globalneighbours in Sri Lanka and Nepal so they can be given the opportunity, that those more fortunate have, to learn English and receive a good education. Our prize draw winners had a ride with Santa in the pink Tuk-Tuk! πŸŽ…

Annual Christmas tree decorating by our Pupil Parliament! 



We enjoyed welcoming local MP Robert Jenrick to our wonderful school.


UK Parliament Week 2021- Should fireworks be banned? Our Pupil Parliament hosted assembly on the day of Bonfire Night, debating the matter which then initiated a democratic vote. 

Our Young Leaders have been selling Remembrance poppies to support the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal 2021

We received food donations from the Rosie May Foundation, which we will be sending over to Newark Women's Refuge. Some of us even got to ride in the tuc tuc! 

We helped to organise, set up and lead our Horticultural Show 2021!

Training has begun for the 2021-2022 Pupil Parliament with an Introduction to Parliament online workshop. We look forward to next weeks Laws and Debating workshop to equip us with communication and debating skills for next year! 



Year 3 sharing their love for reading with their Year 6 reading gladiator. 

We achieved our Eco Schools Green Flag Award! Well done Environment Ministers. 

We celebrated the great reveal of our new eco-friendly reading shed. An outdoor library for pupils to share their love of reading at play times. 


We work closely with the Friends of Archbishop Cranmer group to decide where we would like raised funds to be spent to enhance our school and curriculum. We decided that our Key Stage 1 library needed new books... and we are so thankful that we got them! We wrote a letter of thanks and our Key Stage 1 pupils are thoroughly enjoying reading and sharing their new stories. 



To mark Mental Health Week 2021 members of our Pupil Parliament shared daily yoga videos for pupils at home and school to enjoy... promoting positive wellbeing and mindfulness. 

Watch the videos here -



The Lockdown hasn't stopped us! We planned and delivered video assemblies to promote Safer Internet Day 2021

Watch the Key Stage 1 video here

Watch the Key Stage 2 video here


Sharing the joy of Advent


We achieved Plastic Clever schools accreditation for our dedication to reducing single use plastics. Well done Environment Ministers! 


Pupils have been voting for their choice of activity that they would like to see implemented in school first to promote pupil #wellbeing. Watch the video from our Pupil Parliament to find out what activities they would like to see!


Year 2 thought carefully about their votes when having our say on which pupil #wellbeing initiative will be first to be implemented by our #pupilparliament. We talked about #democracy and what our vote means. #britishvalues

UK Parliament Week

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Our Pupil Parliament decided that they would like to increase pupil wellbeing... next week they will be holding a vote to find out what our school would like to see implemented over the next few weeks.

Meet our new Pupil Parliament!



In partnership with Sport Relief, we took the opportunity to promote the Toilet Twinning project! Our Pupil Parliament led an assembly to talk about the project that we will be raising money for this week. Toilet Twinning funds the work of international relief and development agency Tearfund. Our donations will be used to provide clean water, basic sanitation, and hygiene education.

Our ministers leading the half term Christian Aid assembly about food. This assembly helped to raise awareness about children around the world who do not have enough to eat, and understand what it means to be malnourished.

We were joined by Kerry from Christian Aid who told us about the aims and values of Christian Aid. He then did a workshop with some members of our Pupil Parliament who aim to share their learning with the whole school. 


Members of our Pupil Parliament represented the school at the Nottinghamshire Junior Parliament Day. We visited the Nottingham Council House and spent the day learning about how to debate, researching different viewpoints and then took part in a Houses of Commons style debate. 

This half term's Christian Aid assembly focused on Education around the world. This  assembly recognised the importance of education and helps pupils understand some of the barriers to accessing education.



Jo Towle collected the items our children had donated to the homeless this Christmas. Out Ministers of Christian Distinctiveness awarded her with our Christian Value Awards. 

As part of our Courageous Advocacy project, our Ministers helped to sort out the bottle donations to produce this fantastic display raising awareness for plastics in our oceans. 


We voted democratically to choose two charities that we would like to support as a school. Our Ministers will take lead on these initiatives.

Our Ministers held today's assembly to raise awareness for Anti Bullying Week! They taught us the words to Andy and the Odd Socks - have a listen to our amazing voices! 



Our Parliament voted democratically to decide what we would like as part of our Trim Trail! Children enjoyed their decision. 

Pupils planned, organised and led their annual Pupil Parliament picnic!