Our School Council
What is a School Council?
A School Council is a formal group of pupils within a school who have been elected by their peers to represent them and their views.
Why do we 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.
We believe that 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.
We believe that supporting and encouraging our School Council helps to improve many aspects of school life and consider that it is an important and useful way to provide leadership and development opportunities for our children.
We also recognise that School Council is an excellent way in which to increase participation, teaching our children about democracy, local and global citizenship and accountability.
Meet our School Councillors:
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Hello, my name is Kyle. I am seven years old and my hobbies are football and basketball. When in school, my favourite three subjects are Maths, English and Science. I love travelling to different places of the world and I am happy to be a School Councillor so that I can help other people and make our school a better place!
Hello, my name is Keira and I am seven years old. I am proud to be part of our School Council and I enjoy wearing our School Council badge and tie. I am a member of Miss Dornan’s class and my favourite subjects in school are Maths, Art and PE. When I am not in school, my favourite hobbies are gymnastics, dancing and singing. I am a very smiley and kind girl who loves school!
Hello, my name is Molly and I am one of the School Councillors! I am eight years old and I am in Year 3 in Miss Starrett’s class. My favourite subjects in school are Maths and English and, when I am not in school, I love going out with my Mum and Brother. My favourite part of being on the School Council is that I get to help people and vote for new ideas.
Hello, my name is Alex. I am eight years old and my teacher’s name is Miss Starrett. I love football, golf and enjoy everything in school! I love being a member of the School Council because, just like other councillors, I love wearing our School Council badge and tie. This means that I am kind to others and look after other children.
Hello, my name is Ava and I am eight years old. I am proud to be part of our School Council for 2017/18. I am a member of Mrs Brierley's class and my favourite hobby is gymastics! My favourite subjects in school are Art and PE. I am a trustworthy and hardworking pupil that is happy to make changes in our school.
Hello, my name is Jack and I am part of the School Council. I am in year 4 and my teacher’s name is Mrs Brierley. I was elected by my class mates because I am hardworking and a friend to all. In school, my favourite subject is Science and out of school, I really enjoy building!
- My name is Jake. I am eight years old and in Mrs Brierley’s class. I really enjoy playing all sports but my favourite two are football and basketball. I like being on the School Council because I can make things better. I really enjoy taking part in the meetings so that I can share ideas!
- Hello, my name is Holly and I am in Mrs Brierley's class. I am nine years of age and my friends elected me to the School Council because I am friendly. I enjoy helping others and getting things done! In school, my favourite subject is Art and Design and out of school, I enjoy acting and dancing.
- Hello, my name is Isla. I am ten years old and my teacher's name is Mr McCartney. My favourite subjects are Maths and Science and my hobbies outside of school are swimming, kick boxing and horse riding. I enjoy being a member of the School Council because I can give opinions on school matters; this gives us children a voice!
- Hello, my name is Luke. I am ten years old and in Mr McCartney’s class – Year 5. I love being a member of the School Council at our school as we get to discuss and have a say what we want in our school as well as what would be better for the other children. When I’m not in school, I enjoy boxing and going out with my family.
PROJECT: Buddy Benches!
The School Council have been debating whether or not 'Buddy Benches' would be a good addition to our school playgrounds. Unanimously, Councillors voted YES!
School Council met on Wednesday 11th April 2018 to discuss what our 'Buddy Benches' could look like. Please see below for a synopsis of our discussion points:
- "Buddy Bench sounds better than Friendship Bench because it has alliteration!" (Isla)
- Recycled plastic would be a better material for the benches, rather than wood, as this would not "rot, wear out or give you splinters!" (Luke)
- Councillors discussed if it is a good idea to include a 'slogan' on or near our Buddy Bench such like one that we have in our foyer entrance on our Hands of Friendship display, which says, "Remember that a smile is the same in every language!"
- It was discussed and agreed that we would have a Buddy Bench on both the infant playground as well as the junior playground.
After much research, we decided on brown, recycled plastic Buddy Benches of two varying heights; one for the infants and another for our older children in key stage two.
Have a look below to see the Buddy Benches that we have chosen and keep an eye out for the arrival of our new Banks Road Buddy Benches!
PROJECT: Healthy Eating at our School
The School Council have recently been looking at how the food we eat helps us to stay healthy.
They have been tasting a range of different fruits and vegetables so they can make informed decisions about their food choices.
This has then helped the School Council to think about the lunch menu that will be made available to the whole school!
You can check out our new school menu by clicking here.