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School Council

 

Our School Council is made up of 12 democratically elected pupils from year 1 to year 6.

 

They are thoughtful, innovative and kind individuals who want to make a real difference to the school.

The school council meets once every half term to discuss upcoming charity events, pupil suggestions and potential whole school activities.

 

Why have a school council?

 

Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) says that children and young people should have a say in decisions that affect their lives.  Our school council provides a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions which impact upon them.

 

The curriculum requires that young people are provided with opportunities to participate in school and society. School councils are an excellent way in which to increase participation, teaching young people about democracy, local and global citizenship and accountability.

 

Members 

 

Chair: Jessica

Vice chair: Delilah

Secretary: Louis

Treasurer: Kiril

Year 1

Edie and Phoebe

 

Year 2

Emmie and Olivia 

 

Year 3

Lucy and Kiril

 

Year 4

Delilah

 

Year 5

Louis and Jessica

 

Year 6

Grace and Joshua

Meeting Notes 

 

On Tuesday 19th October we held our first School Council meeting. The pupils all took the time to get to know each other. We then elected our chairs, vice, secretary and treasurer before the meeting was adjourned. 

 

Tuesday 9th October 

 

Thursday 3rd February

Meeting with Mrs McNally  -  10/2/22

 

After our school council meeting  I had a talk with Mrs McNally to discuss the councils suggestions.  These  are listed below along with the outcomes.

1. More balls and toys for outside-Ordered by Mrs Edwards.

2. Mirrors in the girls toilets-Mrs McNally agreed to this.

3. Doors on the toilet near 2EW- due to the building this is not possible.

4. Charity work - Mrs McNally suggested CAFOD or ST Joseph's Penny.

5. A day celebrating the positives of our school- Mrs McNally loves this idea!

6. Litter pickers - Mrs McNally will order the equipment.

7. Planting flowers- arrange a meeting with Eco Council.

8. Corridor monitors-Mrs McNally will talk about this with teachers soon.

9. Class mascots- I will speak to Mr Vaughan about this and suggesting linking classes to animals from different countries.  

Thank you Mrs McNally for listening to our suggestions. 

By Jessica (Chairman of The School Council)

Children in Need 2021

 

On Friday the 19th November, the school council organised and led a charity fundraising day for Children in Need. 

The councillors organised a range of activities, including toast in the classroom, name the teddy and a lucky dip. Everyone had a great day and we raised lots of money for charity.

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