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Pupil Voice


Lydeard St Lawrence School believes that learning is more purposeful and meaningful when pupils are engaged in their school and have ownership of their curriculum and environment and that this must involve more than just taking part in lessons and play. 


There are lots of reasons why it is important for us to give the children in our school a voice, positions of leadership and responsibility. Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child says that children and young people should have a say in decisions that affect their lives.  Our School and Arts councils  provide a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their own and their peers opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions which impact upon them. In addition, the roles of school ambassadors and house captains are an important and valuable way for the school to provide leadership and development opportunities for our older pupils.   We feel that these roles and responsibilities also give the children increased self-confidence and a greater sense of responsibility.


Pupil participation in their learning can mean a range of different things. In classrooms, this may include working with the children to develop projects or lessons content that reflect interests and/or questions and lines of enquiry expressed by pupils or by encouraging reflection by pupils on their own (and others) learning. Children are also given that chance to talk with school leaders about their learning and to give feedback and information on the work that they have been doing in class.  


School Council

We have a very active school council. The members of which are voted in annually by their peers. The school council is run by the children, for the children and they are supported by Miss Smith. Lydeard St Lawrence School Council works hard to listen to their fellow student's concerns and opinions and to discuss and make decisions on important school wide issues.  


This year's School Council representatives are:

Tawny Owls

Snowy Owls

Eagle Owls

Harvey Chudley

Lilla Strong

Holly Ansell

Elspeth Wrayford

Harry Stone

Jayden Woodley-Milburn

Sophie Winter

Matilda Hill

Zoe Johnson

Dennis Lorien

Niamh Campbell

Ellen Leech


Arts Council


We are excited to announce that 2019/20, will be the inaugural year for Lydeard St Lawrence's Arts Council. The Arts Council will assist Miss Nelson and Mrs Challis with our exciting project towards Artsmark accreditation helping to bring creativity to learning across the curriculum. The council will be run by the children and supported by Mrs Saxby and Mrs Wiltshire.


This year's Art's Council representatives are:



Tawny Owls

Snowy Owls

Eagle Owls

Arts council

Jasmine Williams

Owen Sellick

Elliot Blackmore

Florence Coleman

Florence Strong

Yves Cox

Finn Hayward

Josh Roos

Phoebe Fineberg

Fergus Tickner

Evie Smith


Young Leaders


Upper Key Stage Two pupils support the younger children in a range of ways in their varied roles as young leaders.


This year's young leaders are:


School Ambassadors 


Isla Bill-Grace

Olive Strong

William Stannard

Poppy Ellard


House Captains






Lottie Southcombe

Marta Griffiths

Dudley Mcneish

Niamh Campbell

Ellen Leech

Rhys Rollins

Poppy Ellard

Poppy Chudley

James Carne


Play Ground Leaders / Young teachers


Olive Strong

Niamh Campbell

Isla Bill Grace

Poppy Ellard

William Stannard