Stephen Metcalfe, MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, has encouraged all local schools to enter the Speaker’s School Council Awards.
The awards, now in their fourth year, aim to recognise the hard work of school councils and the contribution that they make to the school community.
Stephen Metcalfe commented: “This is a fantastic opportunity to highlight the great work that takes place on our school councils. They provide students with a voice and make a real difference to the life of schools throughout South Basildon and East Thurrock.”
The awards cover four age categories ranging from Infants (4-7) to young adults (16-19) and every entry receives a prestigious certificate from the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow. Winners will be invited to the Houses of Parliament to accept the winner’s trophy from the Speaker himself.
Mr Metcalfe added: “Whatever the size of your project, the Speaker wants to hear about it. It would be brilliant to have council’s from Basildon and Thurrock represented in the awards so I have written to all schools in my constituency to encourage all school council’s to get involved!”
To find out more information and to enter your school in the Speaker’s School Council Awards, please visit http://speakersschoolcouncil.org/ .