Student council or student parliament is a great opportunity for students to learn how to effect change. Every year Apollo Teaching Services are invited in to Cynffig Comprehensive School to talk to the newly elected Student Parliament.
Charlotte from Apollo Bridgend led this year’s session which centred around persuasive techniques and trying to convince their peers to choose their idea. The premise was that a brand new lesson was being delivered as part of their school’s timetable. This lesson could revolve around anything at all – from cake tasting to gaming, or even simply a nap session – but the students had to come up with persuasive reasons as to why their hypothetical lesson should be picked as the winner.
The session was delivered to 76 students in 2 different sessions.
Charlotte thoroughly enjoyed delivering both sessions, and had a fantastic morning at the school. Here’s what she had to say:
‘The pupils really got involved and I was so impressed with the input and suggestions that were pitched to us at the end of the session. The pupils gained understanding of brainstorming techniques and working as a team to pool ideas together and develop them further. The session allowed the pupils to think of and use persuasive techniques by including strong and valid points in their presentation to persuade the rest of the cohort to vote for their idea.’