Our school council is elected each year by their peers and has representatives from each class, including nursery. They are lead by two Year 6 children who guide and mentor the group.
The children meet with Mrs Annandale regularly and discuss many aspects of school life as well as helping with evaluating the school’s improvement; taking part in health and safety walks; voting for the Good Egg Termly award, deciding the school charity, etc.
School Councillors Agenda 2021_2022
What have the councillors been up this year?
In October, the councillors met to discuss school improvement ideas, particularly focusing on play equipment and decided on the following:
- Fix Monkey bars and bridge
- Build a stage where the sandpit is located
- Paint the pyramid black inside for chalk drawings
- Obtain astroturf to put inside the pyramid
In November, Maple councillors explained Global Goals and as a group they voted on 6 goals they felt were important. These included:
- No Poverty
- No Hunger
- Clean water and Sanitation
- Climate Change
- Life on land
- Life below sea
All the councillors, in a secret ballot, voted for the top 3 from this list. The outcome was:
- Life below Sea
- Climate change
- Clean Water/Sanitation.
In the Summer, each class will work with a local artist to turn these goals into mosaics to decorate the little playground.
In December, Year 6 children explained what a ‘Good Egg’ means and they discussed who they wanted to nominate for the Good Egg Termly Award. This was presented to the whole school by Jasper and Mila.
Children recapped on their Global Goal decisions. We discussed the importance of why we support charities as we are a Christian school. We brainstormed ideas of charities linked to Global Goals and looked at 3 charities: Unicef Paddington Bear, Toilet Twinning, Water Aid and Mary’s Meals.
After a vote, Mary’s Meal was selected and we then discussed fundraising ideas.
At the Christmas Nativity and through school donations, school councillors raised £197 (doubled by the Government scheme) to feed children in our link Zambian school through the Mary’s Meals charity.
In January, children met with the Pentagon Play Equipment sales rep to decide what equipment would best represent all the children’s needs.
In March, school councillors were chosen to participate in the special Ashing Service.
School Councillors nominated Best Dressed World Book Day child in each class.