Our school council is made up of children from Y3 –Y6. It is led by the head boy and head girl. The head boy and head girl write a campaign speech and present it to KS2. All KS2 children then vote for the head boy and head girl they would like to represent out school. The people with the most votes are chosen to fill these special posts. Our new Y3 members were voted for by KS2 children.
School Council members wear a red polo shirt so everyone knows who they are! We meet every other Thursday lunchtime from 12:30-1:00pm.
There is a school council noticeboard at our back door with photographs of each member. Our noticeboard also has a suggestion book were children can write in their suggestions and a member of the school council brings this to the meeting to be discussed.
Some of the school council children are also members of a steering group set up to lead and monitor the progress of the Rights Respecting Schools Award we are applying for.
We have Rights Respecting School Level 1 award and would like to achieve Level 2.
When we have special visitors, such as our local councillor, the school council members meet them and have a chance to discuss issues and share their work.
We have been working towards making our playground a friendlier environment. We decided to move the huts around to create different areas. The huts are going to be used as a reading area, a quiet area, an art area, a music area and a games area. As a school council we will make sure that these huts are kept tidy.
Every year the school council took part in The Laying of the First Poppy at the Cenotaph on Linthorpe Road in November, a few days before Remembrance Sunday.