Students voice opinions

PUBLISHED : Friday, 10 July, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 10 July, 2009, 12:00am

Ten students from Hong Kong are today set to attend a planning summit for student involvement in schools with their counterparts from Portsmouth in Britain.

The youngsters, from six secondary schools and one primary, are joining a celebration of Student Voice, a British Council initiative to encourage student participation in schools, that is being held in Fratton Park by Portsmouth City Council.

Two students from every school in Portsmouth have been invited to attend Student Voice Day, where youngsters from both cities will discuss projects they have launched as part of the programme and plan new initiatives for the coming year.

The celebration, jointly planned in Hong Kong and Portsmouth, is part of a week-long series of Student Voice events. The Hong Kong students, who are due to fly back tomorrow, are attending as part of the British Council's Connecting Classrooms programme that aims to link British schools with others around the globe.