Why do we have a School Council?
The School Council benefits the whole school, because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made. Councillors develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. It is the responsibility of each Councillor to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the other pupils they represent.
What do we do?
A school council meets to discuss and sort out problems and ideas. These may include school lunches, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events/ fun school events. Members of the school council will be responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed, such as planning charity events and putting forward views of other children in the school!
What we have done
Our projects include:
· Finding out what children think of our school and class libraries and come up with ideas of how they could be improved.
· Raising money for Comic Relief, Children in Need and the NSPCC by holding non-uniform days, running competitions and
organising cake sales.
· Organising an amazing afternoon tea for Mother’s Day.
· Helping to decide how success criteria should be used in lessons.
· Helping to plan the Summer Fair.
· Asking for new paper recycling bins for each classroom after looking at recycling within the school.