The British Youth Council have acknowledged the excellent work to promote and engage students in democracy taking place at Liskeard School. Liskeard are only one of sixty schools nationally to receive the Discovering Democracy Award and the only school in Cornwall. This is in recognition of the work students have been doing in PHSCE as well as the numerous events held over the last twelve months such as a mock general election, youth parliament election and having outside speakers such as Lord Teverson, a peer in the House of Lords, come into school to speak to students. There was also an opportunity for Liskeard Sixth Form students to debate in the European Youth Parliament at Exeter County Hall.

Most recently fifty Year 8 students visited the Houses of Parliament for a debating workshop and a tour. They were delighted to be met by Sheryll Murray on the day to hear about how Parliament works and to have the opportunity to ask questions. Some of the students attending the trip met Sheryll Murray again to receive the School’s Democracy Award which recognises the role and contribution students play in making decisions in the wider school, including the active School Council, Student Voice groups and Personnel Leaders.

Democracy is an important element of British life and one of Liskeard School’s co-operative values.

Assistant Head Teacher Dawn Penberthy said “We are thrilled that we have been acknowledged as one of the country's leading schools in promoting the importance of democracy.”






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