This online resource features different areas for teachers and parents and an interactive area for 'kids' (Key Stage 1 & 2) designed to help pupils find out more about the world around them.
By 'clicking on the world' and entering 'the school', the animated teacher talks his audience through different aspects of a school including the school council. There are interactive activities that pupils can take part in by following the teacher's instructions to 'click on the pile of DVDs, books or to help one of his pupils'.
This resource helps pupils to learn about the purpose of the school council and understand and experience the voting process and the different ways they can contribute to whole-school or whole-year group discussions. It will also enable teachers to start discussions about democracy, equality, respect and responsibility and encourage pupils to participate in their own school community and consider the different attributes and skills that different candidates bring to a school council.
By entering the 'children's centre' and 'clicking on the pile of magazines', a slide show about a range of adults who work with children in different contexts is featured, with an emphasis on difference and diversity. There is also a game for pupils to play to match children's needs with the appropriate adult, which emphasises an overall theme of working together.
The teachers' area consists of lesson plans, links to educational websites, factfiles and other background information and interesting activities.