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                                             Pupil Voice in the Community                                       






Pendle Pupil Parliament

The Parliament is made up of 12 Primary schools from around Pendle:  

Nelson St Philip's CE Primary School;  St Joseph's RC Primary Barnoldswick;  Bradley Primary;  Holy Saviour RC Primary;  Christ Church CE Primary Colne;  Park Primary;  Walverden Primary;  Lord Street Primary; Salterforth Primary;  Marsden Primary and Hendon Brook.

Mrs Ellidge and Mrs Harvey are the lead adults supporting the work of the children.

Pendle Pupil Parliament provides a platform for local primary school children to work together with other community stakeholders such as Pendle Borough Council,  the Police,  local community groups etc.  to discuss local issues and pathways to dealing with them.  Each school have two representatives who attend the meetings.  There is a formal organising committee of children who have been voted in at the first meeting after giving presentations on why they should represent the parliament in one of the committee roles.

The meetings take place in the Council Chamber at Nelson Town Hall and we meet 5 times a year as a full Parliament with 5 committee meetings preceding the full parliament meeting.   Pendle Pupil Parliament has a high profile in the local area and meetings are often attended by important guests such as the local MP, police and local business owners.

Organising Committee 2018-2019

Chair                     Victoria                   St Joseph's RC Primary 

Vice-chair             Nadia                       Walverden Primary

Secretary              Zayna                      Nelson St Philip's CE Primary

Treasurer &

Hospitality            Isabel                      St Joseph's RC Primary

Publicity                Abigail                     Salterforth


Photographer         Lily                          Lord Street

Recent Topics have included:   

Litter Picking,  Safe parking outside school;  Dog fouling;  Dementia Friends;  Loneliness

Our next full meeting is on Friday,  March 23rd 2019.