The Student Council is an elected group of students who work together to represent the pupils of our school. From Year 2 to Year 6 each class has two representatives, one boy and one girl. Children who serve on the council volunteer for the role. They have to give a short election speech explaining why they should be on the council. The class then privately vote for two children to represent them. The children appear to enjoy this voting experience and it results in an enthusiastic and committed Student Council. The elected children will then serve on the council for six months.
Meetings are usually held every fortnight during lunchtime. During these meetings we discuss a wide range of topics. Children have the opportunity to raise any issues that they and their fellow pupils maybe concerned about, using their class suggestion boxes. The council then discuss the most important issue and work on this. This often involves children liaising with Mrs Sinclair and the school governors. We also discuss ideas for fundraising, and decide how to spend our funds. The children also produce a termly newsletter to keep everyone informed of our work. The children also take on a long term goal which assists the school. This time, it is to look after and maintain the presentation of the school. The children elected to implement a ‘Freshen up Friday’. The children have promoted this idea around school. Each year groups selects an area of the school to tidy and organise, including our school grounds. The student council are a consistent and strong presence in the school, and are keen to make community links by helping out with such events as the Christmas Craft Fayre and Fair Trade events.
Change 4 Life
As part of Change 4 life, Student council have chosen to set mini missions that will help the children of our school make healthy choices. The council met and decided upon 5 missions that would help us all be healthier by thinking twice or making small changes. Each class was given a set of 5 missions. The idea is that as a class, they choose a mission for the week and encourage each other to follow it.
The children designed and prepared a set of mission cards for each class and presented these in assembly after explaining what to do. Student Council will then assess the impact of the missions before Easter Break by asking their class for feedback and further suggestions to keep our school healthy.
Freshen up Friday
Christmas Craft Fayre
The Student Council and Art Club assisted in the planning and preparation of a Whole School Christmas Craft Fayre to raise funds for the Student Council. Each child in school made a craft to sell, using a wide variety of techniques and skills. The school welcomed the local community to join in the festivities with a raffle, festive café, cakes and a wide array of hand crafted gifts for sale.
The Fayre was a big success. We raised almost £400 for the school.
Many thanks to all the helpers, bakers and customers. To view photographs please click on the link below