Youth Cabinet Schools ConferenceDecember 1, 2016 12:03 pm
On Wednesday, three Year 7 students were chosen to discuss the transition process from primary to secondary education at the Youth Cabinet Schools Conference. They were joined by other Year 7 students from across Nottingham at the Council House, Nottingham city centre.
The conference began with guest speaker Councillor Sam Webster giving an introductory talk to the students. This was followed by workshops where students were able to discuss their transition experience. They were asked to focus in particular on anything that had caused them anxiety or did not run smoothly. This then led to them thinking of ideas for making the transition process more effective. Students identified different ways in which improvements could be made and created a simple project plan to show how their ideas could be implemented. The students finally presented they ideas to the audience which included the Sheriff of Nottingham.
Mrs Pembleton accompanied the students at the conference and stated, ‘It was a pleasure to attend the Youth Cabinet Schools Conference. The students really enjoyed the experience. It was the first time they had been inside the Council House building which was such a stunning venue. It was an excellent day, the students represented themselves and school exceptionally well and enjoyed meeting students from other schools in the city.’