Having a School Council is one way that we try to proactively involve our pupils in developing their understanding of democratic processes and how to be active responsible citizens.
It supports the school’s commitment to working within the principles of the UN Rights Respecting School Award.
Article 12 of the Convention of the Rights of the Child states:
Every child has the right to say what they think in all matters affecting them, and to have their views taken seriously
Our School Council is made up of representatives from a range of year groups. Their photographs are displayed in school on a School Council display board which also provides information about the group’s activities.
They meet regularly with Mrs Reddall
Minutes are produced from each meeting that outline the discussion and action points
The School Council feeds back to other pupils via assembly times.
Topics and issues that pupils discuss include for example:
- Developing playtime equipment
- Increasing environmental awareness and activity in relation to reducing energy and water use and Reduce, Reuse and Recycling waste
- Representing the school when visitors come and putting their views forward. For example a visit to the school by our local MP.
- Choosing resources to buy in order to share with families information about the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child.
The new school councillors have had a busy start to the year. We have been thinking about outside activities to play at play and lunchtimes. We have created posters for these as well as a timetable for the Astro Turf. We also made posters about keeping our outside area tidy as well as playing nicely together. Our next project is setting up a playtime tuck shop...…… Watch this Space!
Our School Council Members
Year 1 - Scarlett
Year 2- Pheonix
Year 3 - Jay-Jay
Year 4 - Summer
Year 5 - Lilia
Year 6 - Peter