Head Girl Rebecca Hughes, Head Boy Jack Bowden and Children’s Rights Ambassador Sumaiya Choudhury were special guests at a high profile ceremony at Swansea University on Saturday 14th October. The three Key Stage Four students were able to tell Secretary Clinton about Pentrehafod School’s Rights Respecting Status and the way that student voice has evolved into the Student Parliament.
The school is very proud of its long history of work with Swansea University and are now benefitting from an especially appointed Research Assistant who is helping students plan and evaluate.
Mrs Ford, Headteacher, and Mr Goulding, Deputy Headteacher, are very proud of the students who conducted themselves in a mature, responsible manner, meeting the First Minister, The Minister for Education and the Children’s Commissioner.
Sumaiya Choudhury, form 10.1 reported the following:
‘It was a huge honour and an incredible experience to meet Hillary Clinton. She is a truly kind and inspirational person and I could connect with all her heartfelt words being a Children’s Rights Ambassador myself. She is recognised for her commitment to promoting the rights of families and children all around the world and I am impassioned by all her hard work and successes.
On the whole, it was a remarkable and awe inspiring day. To be given the opportunity to voice what Children’s Rights means to our school was a complete privilege. I was fortunate to meet so many amazing people as well as Hillary Clinton herself; this day is one that I will never forget.’