Bryn Hafren pupils have made a great start to the year demonstrating their independence. As part of Democracy week the girls took part in assemblies organised by Mrs R. Roach, Assistant Head. They watched a presentation and then voted for their most important issues as part of the Youth Parliament, a national organisation. Some issues included first aid for all young people, stopping cuts to the NHS, and more funding for mental health in young people.
Wednesday saw the first official meeting of the School Council. Every form in the school elected a representative who will speak on behalf of the form at these meetings. One member from each year group is then elected to the School Parliament, a sought after and prestigious role.
The topic for the first council meeting this year was the current consultation on co-education. The girls met members of the Vale of Glamorgan and actively took part in discussion on the proposal and effects it will have for Bryn Hafren pupils.
Mrs R. Roach said, “I am very proud of the mature and professional way the girls conducted themselves during the meeting, they were able to ask well-informed questions and demonstrated their passion for Bryn Hafren and their education.”