Our school council is a democratically elected group of pupils from our classes in Key Stage One and Two. Each Councillor is elected at the beginning of the year by their peers.
The role of the councillor is to work collectively with both peers and adults to make the school the best possible place to learn. Our meetings provide an opportunity for the children to talk about life in the school and discuss ways we could enhance school life further. Amongst other things, we
- organise charity events,
- carry out pupil questionnaires,
- work on joint projects with the Eco-Committee,
- make suggestions for school improvements.
Some examples of initiatives which the School Council have been involved in, are organising a very successful fundraising day for Children in Need, promoting good reading habits in the library and producing a promotional video encouraging pupils to walk to school.
So far this year the School Council have organised a cake sale and activity day to raise funds for Children in Need raising in excess of £300, as well as this, they have answered questions about how we stay safe at school. The Council have also met with our Chair of Governors to discuss enrichment and clubs we offer at school, and have worked together to organise a school raffle to raise funds for the flowers for the school quad.
They decided to have a toy sale early on in the year to raise funds for plants to decorate our school grounds. Their hard work paid off and they managed to raise a fantastic £100.90! The children have also designed and led a sunflower seed sale across the classes to raise some more money towards planters. This raised a further £40.75. Throughout all of their fundraising, they have learnt important life skills about pricing and selling tickets, marketing their events and team work skills when allocating jobs. Some of the school council commented that; “It’s fun raising money” Ellie, Year 1; “I’ve helped to make the school a better place” Alex, Year 5; “I enjoy taking part in fundraising” Archie, Year 2