"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
What do we do?
We meet twice a month to discuss important topics with Miss Allen and Mr Klair. We start
by discussing any issues that have been reported to the school council and decide which issues are most important to us.
We have to listen to each others ideas and consider the best approach to solving the issue. It is important to work together as a team in order to be an effective school councillor.
Another very exciting responsibility is to organise fundraising events throughout the year. This year we will organise events for Sports Relief (March 2020) and Children In Need (November 2019)
Children In Need 15.11.19
This year the school council organised a pajama day for Children In Need. We made posters and displayed these around school, wrote a letter to send to parents and told our classes about the event. We also sold Pudsey ears, bands and bears.
It was funny to see all of the teachers dressed in their pajamas, and we had a brilliant time raising money for Children In Need.
We raised a total of £690.92
Thank you for all your support and donations!
We are always preset around school and on hand to try and sort any issues people have. Our classes are aware of who we are and we listen to them if they raise any concerns and share these at our meetings.
In March we are going to be organising a fundraising event for Sports Relief. We will need to share our ideas and vote for the event we think will raise the most money. We will write a letter to parents to inform them of our event and will make posters to advertise this around school. We will share our fundraising idea in assembly too.
We are also going to work alongside the anti bullying team and will help them to rewrite our anti bullying policy to make it child friendly. Once it has been written we will take it with us to the Govenors and share it with them, before we share it with the rest of school.
Sports Relief 2020
For sports relief this year the school council have designed a sponsored obstacle course for the children to complete in their PE sessions.
They researched the equipment that was available and then designed their obstacle course accordingly. We shared our ideas with our teachers who will help us to organise and set up the activities on the day.
We will share details of the event with our classes and with parents by creating and displaying posters around school.
Check back soon to see how much money we raise!