Clevedon School pupils in visit of North Somerset Council chambers

Clevedon School pupils at the council chamber.

Clevedon School pupils at the council chamber. - Credit: Supplied

Clevedon School students have spent a day with North Somerset Council.

The pupils visited the council chamber, in Weston, where they heard a talk from long-standing councillor John Crockford-Hawley before getting stuck into a debate about ways to make their school even better.

They came up with ideas including adopting a zero tolerance approach to litter, installing extra seating and creating walking only zones in the grounds.

Rose Fox, head of student voice and safeguarding at Clevedon School, said: “It was wonderful for the students to be at the heart of democracy and to debate and come with their own ideas of improvements to our fantastic school.”

The students also spoke about what they particularly like regarding teaching at the school and homework, as well as some of its innovative features including peer listeners, digital leaders and subject ambassadors.