Congratulations to our 2019/2020 representatives, they delivered powerful speeches. They have been elected by their classmates, to best express the views and issues that arise in day-to-day school life. Their role is to express the view of fellow classmates and to discuss the ideas that have been raised.
What do we do?
A school council is group of students who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school.
The objective of an effective School Councils is to help children and young people to:
• Enjoy and feel empowered by their education.
• Feel that their school responds to their needs and views.
• Have the opportunity to let adults know their feelings and opinions about things that affect them.
• Have a say about decisions, and to play an active role in making their school a better place.
• Develop life skills through participation.
School Council Raise £226 for Water Aid!
School Council asked the school to raise money for Water Aid after Year 5 children had been learning about the importance of clean drinking water.
The School Council told the whole school about the problem during a special assembly.
Children brought in coins to cover a large water droplet which was on the hall floor.
Altogether, £226.04 was collected and the cheque was sent off to Water Aid.
The School Council at Thurnby C of E Primary School consists of a team of extremely active, dedicated and well organised children. The members of the council take their roles very seriously and, as a result of their hard work, have orchestrated and coordinated positive changes within the school. Children vote for other children in their year group from a range of nominees; they vote for a boy and girl. The school council is led by a Chair and Vice Chair who are chosen by the elected council members. We also have two teacher representatives who help to facilitate the meetings. The school council helps to provide a voice for all pupils and it aims to meet three times in every half term.
During the past few years the school council have helped to improve the school environment and grounds, suggested fun activities during school time, raised money for charities and worthwhile causes and also been involved in the interview process for new staff.
The latest projects have included providing quiet areas on the Key Stages 1 & 2 playgrounds using money (£2000) provided by the PTA.
Some suggestions currently being discussed include outside play time equipment for lunch time and wet play boxes. Improving the children’s toilets and providing an indoor water fountain.