Newtown High School recently became the first school in Montgomeryshire to gain School Council Ambassador status from the National Assembly for Wales.
The School Council Ambassador scheme aims to get school councils more directly involved with the work of the Assembly.
Certified schools have an outreach visit to learn about the Assembly, submit a blog to the Your Assembly website and agree to take part in future consultations on things that affect young people.
The Student Assembly has also taken part in national consultations on the Welsh Youth Parliament and Electoral Reform in Local Government in Wales.
Presenting the certificate to the Student Assembly, and explaining the role of the National Assembly for Wales, Russell George AM said “The School Council Ambassador scheme is fairly new, and the aim is to get school councils more directly involved with the work of the Assembly. I’d like to congratulate the school on its achievement, and it’s always great to be invited back to the school which I attended myself. I particularly enjoyed the Q&A session with the School council, where there was no shortage of questions and comments.”.
Clerk to the Student Assembly, Mr R Williams said “We are delighted to be the first school in Montgomeryshire to be awarded this achievement – it is a real testament to the hard work and dedication which each member puts in while representing students and ensuring that their voice is heard at Newtown High School.”.