The School Council is made up of two children from each class. At the beginning of the school year every child who would like to be a school councillor is asked to complete a manifesto which they present to the rest of the class. The class then vote for the boy and girl they would most like to represent them.
The School Council meets every two weeks and feeds back any issues or ideas raised by other children in their class. They decide on their priorities for the term. At the moment the School Council are raising money to buy more bikes for playtime. Fundraising events have included: A toy sale where they raised £80 and a hot chocolate/milkshake stall at the Christmas Fete raising £40.
They also worked together successfully to arrange a school football team, to promote healthy snacks at playtime and request more after school sports clubs including Tag Rugby and Netball.
Pupil representatives on the school council are responsible for collecting pupil opinions about the school and regularly carry out pupil surveys with children across the school.
Each term the School Councillors meet with School Councillors from other local schools. At these meetings the children get to look around other schools, discuss the projects they are working on and give each other advice and ideas.