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Young students practice democracy at BSK
October 23, 2017, 2:06 pm

The 6-year-old students at The British School of Kuwait (BSK) have formed their own student council made up of students from Year 2, who were elected by their classmates. Students campaigned to represent their classes and prepared presentations and manifestos ahead of the election. They were encouraged to think about the qualities that a good councillor would need to have and they were given the opportunity to vote for the students who they thought would represent their class well. This was their first introduction to democracy in action.

Rob, Year 2 teacher said, "At BSK, student voice is very important and we encourage even the youngest students to work collaboratively and share ideas. Our students definitely ‘think outside the box' and it is fantastic to hear their views and opinions about what is important to them." The Lower Phase Student Council at BSK meets twice a term to discuss fundraising ideas and new initiatives. Their suggestions are heard by school management and many have come to fruition, for example, holding themed days at the end of each topic and organising a fun run fundraiser for students in the Lower Phase."

Aiden McBirnie, class representative, said, "I feel honored to be chosen. It is a big responsibility and I hope to listen to my friends and make a difference".

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