Our School Council has been in operation for a number of years.
At the start of every academic year a boy and a girl are elected
from each class by their peers.
The representatives are very keen to take on this responsibility on behalf
of their class and are involved in a number of important issues
throughout their term of office.
Last year was a very busy year for the School Council. Have a read to see what we achieved.
Update on the project with Eco Warriors
School Council met on Friday 11th February to arrange notifying classes about the animal home homework. Over half term, all children are being encouraged to make bird feeders and animal homes to put around school. Each councillor will explain project to the class and it will go home with the school newsletter. When we return from half term, homes and feeder will be displayed for everyone to see.
In addition, councillors felt a litter pick was needed in school now as there were increasing amounts of litter being seen by children.
Joint project with the School Eco Warriors
The school Council met jointly with the Eco Warriors to discuss a new project in 2022. The children will be joining forces to try and achieve the Green Flag for the school which is an excellent measure of the school's commitment to improving the environment. There is an extensive action plan which the children will begin work on in the new year - watch this space.
The School Council has been meeting regularly this term and the children involved have been very productive. All the councillors have been working hard to ensure that all children have a voice in some of the decision making in our school. Knowing how the children feel about their environment and learning is really important as it can often genuinely provide an alternative insight into how the school functions. Democracy is one of the British values we teach throughout school and having a School Council is an excellent way for the children to understand and practise this concept.
Just after half term, the councillors identified that some playground toys such as skipping ropes and balls used at lunchtime were past their best and they asked if it would be possible to replace them with new. The children really value the toys at playtime and it is an important feature in helping us create happy and creative playtimes.
It was agreed that we would ask the classes what new equipment they might like through a class vote. Once all the classes had voted, the councillors compiled the results to see what the children wanted. Then, with a budget of £250, they set about working out how many of each different piece of play equipment they could afford. This in itself was a challenge when they realised the high costs of equipment! Nevertheless, I am pleased to say the new toys arrived this week and they will be going out on the playground in January for all the children to enjoy. Well done to all the councillors for their hard work.
Meeting on 26/11/21
A meeting was held to finalise the order for the new playground toys requested by the classes. All classes took part in a vote to select toys and the school council had to count them to see what was to be bought. The results were close but in the end it was clear what the children wanted. See below for the results.
The new toys are now on order and will be in the playground very soon so that they can be played with.
Meeting on 5/11/21
An excellent meeting took place where children reported back from class meetings
Meeting on 15/10/21
The first meeting of the year took place to allow the council to come together for the first time.
Children took some time to introduce themselves and discuss the purpose of a School Council.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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