Welcome to our School Council Page
Our School Council consists of 13 members who are elected each July following the annual class elections. Prospective candidates from years 2-6 forward a personal statement outlining their key skills and ideas to be an effective pupil voice for their class.
This provides two representatives from each class, years 2-5, and five representatives from Year 6 who are then elected to positions such as Chair and Secretary-see the display in the school hall!
Meetings are held regularly with Mr Pratt acting as the staff liaison to the Council. An agreed agenda is followed which has been set by the chairs. Discussions include any issues and ideas that have been raised by members of their class via the Bright Ideas boxes in each class or requests from members of staff.
Also the School Council looks at ways to raise money for charities, for example, organising the "Great Donkey Bake Off" to raise funds which means the pupils now sponsor two Riding for the Disabled donkeys.
So far this year the Council have been looking at how to spend the money raised by last year's enterprise week and thinking about what new sports equipment the school might need. They have also been looking into getting a 'Fairtrade Aware' Award for the school. They also plan to organise some inter-house sports tournaments and continue to follow up on any other "bright ideas".
To coincide with the European Referendum, children from Years 1-5 voted for their new school councillors for the academic year 2016-17. Each class had many candidates making it a difficult decision for their classmates. The current Year 6 Councillors organised and help run the polling station.
Inter House Football Competition
Mr Pratt (our PE Teacher) spoke to the School Council about having a football competition. It has been a very long time since we had such a competition so we decided to try it out with Year 5 and Year 6 children. Mr Pratt agreed to referee the matches for us.
The matches were played on a Monday and Wednesday lunchtime and each game lasted 15 minutes. The teams were made up of 5 in a team, with 2 subs. Both boys and girls were represented in the teams. The results were displayed in the main corridor and members of the School Council acted as scorers for the games.
The competition lasted for four weeks, with the eventual winners being Merici and they were presented with certificates at our Celebration Assembly on Friday 6th February.
The School Council will discuss the possibility of running a similar competition for Year 3 and Year 4, perhaps in the summer term.