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In School Council children around the school come together to make decisions to make our school an even better environment. All together there are nine School Council representatives from Year One to Year Six, but it doesn’t stop there, Year Six voted for the School Council committee. The School Council committee is made up of a Chairperson, Vice Chair and a Secretary.

 

In September the children in Year Six put forward their names because they were interested in helping the school and becoming part of the School Council committee.  We prepared speeches explaining why we wanted to be a part of school council and the skills that we thought we had.

 

To be a school council member you need to be:

  • Great at listening because you need to pay attention to other people’s ideas

  • Confident enough to speak in front of an audience of people

  • Clearly able to explain ideas

  • Organized so you remember to attend the meetings

  • The secretary has to be good at writing so they can keep the minutes

 

 

 

 What has School Council done for Charity?

At School Council we really enjoy supporting charities by doing lots of different events. We love helping children and adults around the world who are less fortunate than us.

For Children in Need 2017 we decided to wear spots to school. In order for us to do this we had to bring in a donation so that it could be given to Children in Need. We managed to raise nearly £300 which will go to helping children in the UK.

At one of our first School Council meetings we held a vote to decide which charity we would support. This year we have decided our main School Council charity will be Cancer Research UK.

When Christmas came around we decided to take part in the Hawley School Association’s Christmas Fayre. School Council held two stalls: ‘Guess the name of the Teddy’ and ‘Where’s the Robin?’ These stalls were held amongst many others as part of the event. We raised £94.12 on the day.

We combined the money raised at the Christmas Fayre with money raised by School Council last year found we had £180! We decided to donate £100 of this to Cancer Research UK and continue fundraising in the New Year.

Our School Councillors

 

Sofia in Class 6 - 'I enjoy everything about being on the School Council. Planning the events and helping the youngers ones with ideas. It has made me more responsible'

Brooke in Seal Class -'I like going to fun places. I applied for School Council because my friends did but I am glad I got chosen. I want to make the school the best for all my friends'

Kira in Polar Bear Class -'I get to sort everything out and I get to make sure everyone is OK. I like to make things for other people and make special days for my friends'

Olivia in Penguin Class - 'I have made friends with people I didn't know before'

Luke in Class 5 - 'I like being on the Council because it is fun. I challenged myself to make a speech and I was elected'

Zak in Class 5- 'I like to organise events and make things happen'

Leah in Class 4 - 'I'm not shy, so people can talk to me. I wanted to help other people and use my organising skills'

Aiden in Class 3/4 - 'I have lots of ideas to make this school even better. I'm getting to know Miss Baker which is good and all the Councillors work well together'

Oliver in Class 3 -'I like responsible and have enjoyed organising events and making the school an even better place. In the future I would like to introduce more library space'

What have we been doing so far?

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