Posted on: Friday 21 September 2018
More than 175 children attended the first health and happiness conference organised by children for children at Blenheim Road Primary School on Friday.
Pupils from Blenheim Road and Coed Eva’s pupil committee organised the conference which looked at issues such as mental health, happiness and healthy living.
Children from Newport, Monmouthshire, Caerphilly and Blaenau Gwent joined Torfaen schools at the event.
Welsh Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams spoke at the event held a question and answer session with children.
Gill Ellis, executive head of Blenheim Road and Coed Eva, said:
“This is the first 'Children's Health and Happiness Conference' organised by children for children and we are extremely proud of what they have achieved.
“Children's voice is extremely important in our federation and we want them to 'Shout Out!' and be heard in all aspects of school life. The children's elite committee created the strap line for the conference which is ' A mile of responsibility: putting children in the driving seat' and I believe that this says it all.”
Councillor David Yeowell, cabinet member for education, said:
“This is a fantastic initiative by the pupils. It shows the school’s commitment to supporting and improving the wellbeing of children, a key factor in enabling them to fulfil their potential.”