Student Voice was launched in 2012 and is a non-elite group of up to 100 passionate changemakers from Years 7-11. The group provides a platform for young people to share ideas, work with others and create change within the school and wider community. Their work with a wide range of community partners has created award-winning projects and initiatives.
Students volunteer their own time to attend meetings at lunchtime, after school, evenings and during holiday periods to create fundraising events (generating over £80,000 since 2012 for a range of charities), mental health projects and work with elderly members of the community. Student Voice enables students of all ages and abilities to develop their confidence, self-esteem and much more. For some, it offers a sense of purpose when they have lost their way, and for others, it raises aspirations through wide-ranging interactions with professionals.
On a wider level, it enables topical conversations, breaks down barriers and challenges stereotypes, signposts support and develops social awareness.