School gives pupils a taste of the real world

A silent demonstration against parents and taxis who drive and park unsafely near Ark Blacklands Primary Academy. SUS-150513-110609001
A silent demonstration against parents and taxis who drive and park unsafely near Ark Blacklands Primary Academy. SUS-150513-110609001

Youngsters at a local primary school were given the opportunity to participate in a silent demonstration against unsafe parking and influence school meals with a tasting day.

Pupil Councillors at Ark Blacklands Primary Academy took to the streets for a silent demonstration against parents and taxis who drive or park unsafely near their school.

Food tasting at Ark Blacklands Primary Academy SUS-150513-110621001

Food tasting at Ark Blacklands Primary Academy SUS-150513-110621001

The children were accompanied by Head Teacher Miss Clarke, Teaching Assistant Mr James Bacon and Cllr Andrew Batsford.

Mr Bacon says the silent demo was a great success. “Parents continued to show their support and commend our Pupil

Councillors on this worthwhile campaign, he said, “This also links in with our upcoming ‘Walk to School’ initiative.”

Cameron (Year 3) said he’d enjoyed the event. “I felt really happy doing the road safety campaign and look forward to our next one.”

The school’s Pupil Council were also treated to a food tasting, organised by Head of Catering Mrs Noonan and Nourish Catering. “This was to give pupils a say in the food that is served throughout the year to our children,” said Mr Bacon. Mrs Noonan added: “Pupil feedback is very important as we want to provide food that the children enjoy which is nutritionally balanced.”

Louis (Year 4) said: “I am very thankful for having the opportunity to taste the scrumptious food, using my pupil voice, as well as enjoy the wonderful pasta!”

Mr Bacon said the Pupil Councillors are a credit to the school: “It is integral that all young people have a voice and realise the power they hold to make positive change in their school and community.”