Perranporth School has been able to elect a new group of ‘Diamond Sixes’ to undertake various roles and responsibilities that will help the school run more smoothly and be ‘ambassadors’ when called upon. I’m sure you already know that all of the children at Perranporth are special and could no doubt meet these expectations whilst standing on their heads! However we decided that it should be our oldest children that be given this rare opportunity and so it was a prospect exclusively for Year 6. These roles are by no means unique to Perranporth. Some schools have ‘Head Boy’ and ‘Head Girl’, some have ‘Prefects’ and others ‘Year Leaders’….we have our Diamond Sixes!
In order for our Diamond Sixes to be selected, the children in Davy Class had the opportunity to deliver a short speech to the entire school to explain why they thought they would be a good candidate for the role. An impressive twenty children decided to give speeches and put themselves into the mix. The standard of speech, the delivery and the sheer passion shown by our very mature and eloquent Year 6 children was simply outstanding; they really did do an incredible job! In fact the speeches were so good, it gave the other members of the school an almost impossible task of voting for the person they felt would do the job best of all. However, after much umming, aarrring and head scratching, the tough decisions were made. All votes were counted and the six most voted candidates and two deputies were revealed in our Celebration Assembly. I can now tell you that Perranporth School’s Diamond Sixes are:
We would like to wish them all well in their new roles and congratulate them on their appointment! Watch this space for more Diamond Six related news.
At Perranporth School we are also proud to have pupil representatives that make up our School Parliament. These children are voted into their positions by their classmates so that pupils have a voice and are involved in decisions about the school that affect them. Through our School Parliament all pupils have the opportunity to raise issues, share ideas and take part in discussions that involve all of their classmates in reaching a democratic solution. Pupils at Perranporth School know that this is their school and their thoughts and ideas matter. Recently our School Parliament met with Mr Johnson and designed our new play equipment and decided which charity days we would support this year.