We ask our class for any ideas or worries they have, or things they would like to change at school. We then meet as a team to talk about these ideas to make the school better, and make it more fun for everyone. We see if we can do anything ourselves first, then we decide if we need to speak to the teachers. After a school council meeting we have some time with our class to feedback any decisions or ideas.
We think the School Council is very important because it is a way we can tell teachers what the children think about the school and how we think it can be even better.
Every term the School Council has chosen a charity to fundraise for:
In the Autumn Term we organised a Santa Run for Keech Hospice. This was a fantastic event and it was a real sight in red around the village. We raised an amazing £900 for such an important Charity and we organised a visit from Keech staff to meet our School Council and we appeared in the local press.
In the Spring Term we choice HULA (Animal Rescue) as our chosen charity. We organised a table top sale and enjoyed an ice cream parlour in school where children could purchase an ice-cream and choose a tasty topping. We raised a brilliant £250 for HULA and a representative came out to meet the children and share with us some recent news and stories.
In the Summer Term we are planning a movie night to raise much needed funds for a school we support in Swaziland.
We also run a healthy snack shop for Years 3 & 4 as one of the suggestions to the Council was that our KS2 Class do not receive a snack like the KS1 and the EYFS. The Council met and arranged to open Mr Hoots Tuck Shop. Every day for 20p the children in KS2 can purchase a healthy snack of Fruit or Cheese & Crackers.
This is very well received by parents, staff and pupils and not only are we providing a service we are learning how to run a successful business, handling money and ordering stock.
We like being in the school council because:
The school council is a group of students who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve the school.
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