Pupils given Voice to improve school

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More than 50 students at Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy have been selected to represent their classmates and bring about improvements to the school.

Two students in each form have been selected to become members of the Student Voice body which meets regularly to discuss issues in school.

One of their first tasks was to organise a Macmillan coffee morning at the academy which also saw students pitting themselves against staff in a bake-off competition.

The Student Voice representatives meet to discuss ideas for possible improvements to the academy as well as passing on any questions from students to staff and feeding the answers back.

Tilly Travis, 11 and Aga Renc, 11 are Student Voice representatives.

Tilly, who is in year seven, said she was enjoying the responsibility of being a member.

She said: “I just think it’s great to be doing something which helps school. We meet every two or three weeks and talk about whether there are any improvements we can make.

“I am very happy with everything at the moment.”

Aga, who is also in year seven, said she thought it was good that students could pass on any concerns they had to Student Voice.

She: “If anyone has any problems then they can come and talk to us and we can talk to the teachers about it. I’m really enjoying my new role.”