At Durham Gilesgate, we have a pupil parliament, who were elected by their peers to help us to collect the ideas of all the children in school, ensuring that their voices and opinions are heard. Through our pupil leadership team, we strive to create confident and articulate leaders who feel empowered to help make decisions that will have a positive impact on the school and their community.
We are extremely proud of our children and in the academic year 2021-22 we were able to make the following changes and introduce fun activities from the children’s amazing suggestions.
We listened to their ideas and listed below all the exciting things we have done!
Easter Egg Trail with prizes.
Easter Egg competition – Judged by representatives from Chapter Homes in Gilesgate
New play equipment – coming soon
Playing on the field again
Jubilee Picnic – we celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June by enjoying a whole school picnic.
Fish as well as Fish fingers on Fridays
More outdoor seating on our yard
Reintroduction of Pen Licences – Achieved in Y6!
Our Pupil Parliament and Headteacher Mr Turner met with our Local MP for Durham Mary Kelly Foy to discuss our together board which highlights how our fantastic school welcomes all children.
We look forward to the changes we can make in 2023-24, in our wonderful school.