"School council" means all kinds of school-based groups run by students.
The objective of an effective School Council is to:
• enjoy and feel empowered by their education
• feel that their school responds to their needs and views
• have the opportunity to let adults know their feelings and opinions about things that affect them
• have a say about decisions, and to play an active role in making their school a better place
• develop life skills through participation
Meet our current School Council! (Coming soon)
What we have been up to
Many of the school council members had identified things within our school that they would like to improve in their role as class councillor. We decided to take a walk around school to see the children in action throughout the day. The councillors identified several aspects around school, however thee one they felt most important to tackle was one they saw on the playground.
We have been and are currently developing the idea of 'play leaders' in the playground. The school council's idea is that not only will the play leaders be able to promote and involve children in fun and exciting games, they will also be able to involve the children who are looking for new people to play with!
Keep visiting our page for updates on how we are developing our project!
Red Nose Day
The Comical Competition:
The school council met to discuss ways to raise money for Comic Relief.
Firstly we decided that the children could bring in a donation to come dressed in red clothing and wear their red noses. Secondly, seeing as it was Comic Relief, the School Council decided that children could bring in a joke to tell their class. The class would then decide on the funniest joke and the winner would receive a certificate!
Here are some of the winning jokes;
What do you call a donkey with three legs?
Why isn't Elsa allowed to hold a balloon?
Because she'll let it go!
What do you call a bear with no teeth?
A gummy bear!
Well done to all the children who brought in a joke, you had the teachers in stitches!
Watch this space to find out how much money we raised!
Children In Need
We recently organised a pyjama day to raise money for Children in Need! We had to think carefully about something that would be funny which everyone would enjoy getting involved in! To do this the school council members had to ask the children in their classes what they would like to do. Listening to the voices of the whole school is something that is important to us! We then fed back to each other at our weekly meeting and came up with a pyjama day.