The children, from year 1 to 6, are elected by their classmates, following submission of a manifesto. Successful candidates are selected by their classmates in a secret ballot. They are in office for a year and attend weekly meetings. They consult with their classmates about issues from the school community to global campaigns. Their contributions play an important role in school improvement at Torriano and primary schools in London and beyond.
The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos. A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between teachers / adults and pupils, between adults and between pupils. For further information see www.unicef.org.uk/rrsa