Our school council is a democratically elected group of children from year 1 to 6 who are actively involved in the schools development.
Every year children learn about Parliament in the UK and produce manifestos before a secret ballot takes place.
The elected candidates are then presented with their school council badges in a whole school assembly by a member of the local council.
Meeting regularly children discuss important issues relating to events that are organised in and outside of the school, agreeing which charities we will sponsor through the year and presenting suggestions from their classes for school improvements.
Every classroom has a suggestion box where all children can put forward their ideas about how we can make our school even better. The school council then discuss these and if necessary take them to the appropriate member of staff. They then report back to their classes and write a termly newsletter highlighting the focus of their work.
Previous roles included the SOS campaign (save our swimming pool) where the school council raised in excess of £6000 towards upgrading our swimming pool. As well as holding a cake sale, running a school disco and a pyjama day, they did a presentation of their campaign to the local parish council at their council offices and were subsequently awarded a £5000 grant!
Our school council participate in termly friendship and anti-bullying initiatives. They have written a leaflet for children about bullying explaining what to do if there is a problem.