PUPILS across West Somerset gathered together earlier this month to hold the second session of the West Somerset Pupil Parliament.

There were representatives from Knights Templar First School, Old Cleeve First School, St Peter’s First School, Danesfield Middle School, Crowcombe and Stogumber Primary Schools and West Somerset College.

The Parliament was opened by Stuart Dowding, chairman of West Somerset Council.

Council leader Tim Taylor and councillor Eddie May also attended.

The theme of this year’s Parliament is outdoor learning, and the main item for the meeting was the use of natural materials in learning.

Each school had to design a flag that which represented what each school meant to its pupils.

Students from West Somerset College showed the attendees their examples and helped the schools with their designs.

They then explained what their design stood for and took their designs away so that they could make their flag to be displayed at the next parliament.

Richard Ansell, Somerset College’s Student Engagement and Behaviour Co-ordinator, said: “Throughout the morning it was gratifying to see how the older and younger pupils mixed so well.

“The Senior Student Leaders from the College were again excellent role models for the younger pupils and will, undoubtedly, help develop stronger links between schools in West Somerset.”