Solihull mayor welcomes school councils into chamber - The Solihull Observer

Solihull mayor welcomes school councils into chamber

Solihull Editorial 12th Jun, 2024   0

THE AMOUNT of homework set and snacking during lessons were on the agenda during two special meetings at Solihull Council.

The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Shahin Ashraf welcomed pupils from Solihull Prep School and Widney Junior School to have their school council meetings in Solihull’s Council Chamber.

After a warm welcome from the Mayor, two pupils were chosen by the school as chair and vice-chair to lead the meeting.

Then, the primary school children engaged in lively discussions about their experiences at school and made decisions about what they would like to change.

Solihull Prep School, helped by older students from Solihull School, debated what to have for their school pet, whether they should have less homework and whether they should learn more varied sports in their PE lessons.

The items on Widney Junior School’s agenda included whether pupils should be allowed more toilet breaks during their lessons, whether they should be able to bring mobile phones into school and whether they should be allowed to eat in class.

The Mayor of Solihull said: “These bright young pupils brought excellent discussion points to the table and engaged readily in debates about animals in school and mobile phones. I was really impressed by all the children’s contributions to their meetings. I hope they enjoyed the experience – maybe some will even think about becoming councillors in the future.”



Receive a weekly update to your inbox by signing up to our weekly newsletter.


We can provide all of your printing needs at competitive rates.

Online Editions

Catch up on your local news by reading our e-editions on the Solihull Observer.


Find a career you'll love with our free career finder website.