In addition, the Conseil de Vie Collégienne et Lycéenne (CVCL) plays an essential role in the citizenship programme at the LFRD. Elected members of the CVCL are able to propose projects, organise events and give their opinions on issues that concern them. The council encourages students to get involved in decision-making and helps them develop leadership, communication and teamwork skills. Pupils learn to listen to other people’s ideas, to debate constructively and to find collective solutions. The CVCL is a forum for expression and participation that encourages students to become actively involved in the life of the school, to defend their interests and to contribute to its continuous improvement.