At my school we have an Eco Council where each class (12 classes) votes one representative from each class on to the Council. The head announced last Friday in assessmbly a new initiative that the Reps were to issue green cards to any class and teacher where lights or the projector were left on when the class was empty however briefly! Two green cards mean that the offending class and teacher have to stay in during break or lunch for 5 minutes! Two offences means that the class and the teacher have to miss 10 minutes. Has the world finally gone insane! Can children between 7-11have the authority to make me and my class miss our lunch or break time. The children thought it was great fun that they could sanction a teacher. Doesn't this send the wrong message out to children. I thought I was the teacher! What do others think? Is this a great initiative to cut the energy bill or another example of children been given to much control and a bluring of the boundries. Also last week my 7 and 8 years old (Year 3 class) had to complete a Pupil Voice Survey. One question was: Teaching in my school is good or better than other schools.Tick the appropriate box: Strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree. Data to be analylsed by the Head and Governors!!! How ludicrous that children as young as 7 are being asked to make judgements about teaching standards. Sometimes I think Educational intiatives are like the Emperor's New Clothes. Most people think lots of things in Education are meaningless but say nothing because they think it looks good.