Arab Today, arab today sharjah school parliament helps instil democratic values
Last Updated : GMT 12:34:13
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Sharjah school parliament helps instil democratic values

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Sharjah school parliament helps instil democratic values

Sharjah - Arabstoday

The workings of a parliament are no longer something the pupils of a Sharjah school just read about in their textbooks. The children are getting hands-on experience by running a democratically elected school parliament — with a student prime minister at the helm, alongside a student opposition leader and a council of student ministers. The Our Own English High School witnessed their first school parliament members elected by over 6,000 children take oath on Thursday. \"The school parliament comprises 64 members, all of whom were elected by children from grades 1 to 7. Sixteen ministers handle different portfolios such as cleanliness, safety, transport and so on,\" Dr Aninda Chatterji, school principal, told Gulf News. Students of grades 8 to 12 have traditionally been part of student governing bodies, so the school parliament was planned to include the children of lower classes in the running of the school. \"Running of the school parliament helps ingrain values of democracy in pupils, alongside imparting leadership skills,\" he said. The four houses of the schools acted like political parties. The two houses from which the candidates got the maximum number of votes formed the government, while candidates of the other two houses formed the opposition. Any proposals will be debated and then voted on before being passed as a bill and presented to the school management. The foundation of the parliament lies in a written constitution, which resembles the Indian constitution but with terms rephrased to reflect the needs of the school. \"The idea is to allow children to play an active role in the way the school functions and make relevant decisions,\" he said. Amrita Anil Pillai, a seventh grader who holds the title of the student prime minister, said that the whole process has increased her confidence tremendously. \"I feel I can make a difference and make changes that will help others.\" Asked about some of the issues that she hopes to resolve, she said that there is consensus among students on the need to increase availability of healthy food options at the school canteen and also lower prices. From / Gulf News

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today sharjah school parliament helps instil democratic values Arab Today, arab today sharjah school parliament helps instil democratic values

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Mohamed Bahari prepares new collection for spring 2017

GMT 06:15 2017 Monday ,27 February

Mohamed Bahari prepares new collection for spring 2017
Arab Today, arab today As Olympics loom, China plunges into snow biz

GMT 10:08 2017 Tuesday ,28 February

As Olympics loom, China plunges into snow biz
Arab Today, arab today Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career

GMT 06:07 2017 Monday ,27 February

Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career
Arab Today, arab today UN envoy sets out framework

GMT 07:25 2017 Monday ,27 February

UN envoy sets out framework
Arab Today, arab today Kalam Nawaem made a difference in social issues

GMT 06:43 2017 Tuesday ,28 February

Kalam Nawaem made a difference in social issues
View News in Arabic - Education: كتب ومراجع وأبحاث
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Parliament considers solutions to overpopulation

GMT 20:27 2017 Monday ,27 February

Parliament considers solutions to overpopulation
Arab Today, arab today Penguins in the age of dinos

GMT 11:44 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Penguins in the age of dinos
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today 'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union

GMT 08:54 2017 Saturday ,25 February

'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union
Arab Today, arab today Tesla back into red but revenue grows

GMT 07:27 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Tesla back into red but revenue grows
Arab Today, arab today Aspires present the story of Egypt’s first president

GMT 06:18 2017 Sunday ,26 February

Aspires present the story of Egypt’s first president
Arab Today, arab today Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 12:16 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 06:42 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Reasons for the delay 'On the Stairs of Servants'

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 18:23 2017 Friday ,24 February

Fadi explains secrets of  Nancy Ajram's newlook

GMT 10:28 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 10:51 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Pigs with edited genes show resistance

GMT 18:28 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Tourist guide explains types of tourism

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 06:28 2017 Tuesday ,28 February

Dumbphones survive rise of the smartphone

GMT 22:42 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Nasima Gamei revives heritage in jewelries
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday