Use your voice: 'In your school'


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Pupils ask what big changes will really mean for their school

Script to introduce the film

This BBC School Report film follows Sam, Luke and Tom from Culverhay School in Bath, UK.

Many British state schools are changing and becoming 'academies'. In the film the boys look at how becoming an academy will affect their school in the future.

By talking to the man overseeing the move Sam, Luke and Tom find out more about the kind of changes it will bring for them.

Show film and use the discussion prompts afterwards. Email if you would like to download a copy of this film.

What points do pupils who talk in the film make about the changes which are happening to Culverhey? (Hint: new name, new uniform, girls)

What do you like about your school? What would you like to change?

Do you share your opinions about what happens in your school with other pupils? Do you talk to your teachers about your school?

Do you think it is important to share your opinions in school? Why, or why not?

Can you think of an example of something which has happened in your school, in which pupils had a say? Or even took the lead? It might be a display in your classroom or a school show. Some schools ask pupils to interview teachers.

What difference does it make if pupils' views are taken into account?

Have you helped to make any changes in your school? How?

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