Every child has the right to say what they think in all that matters affecting them, and to have their views taken seriously. (Article 12, UNCRC)
The School Council is made up of 12 elected children. They meet once per months and put forward suggestions from their classes and think about ways to improve the school for everyone.
Each child campaigned in their classroom sharing their ideas for the school and persuaded peers to ‘Vote for Me’. Following this, the class voted and the top two successful candidates were elected on to School Council. The P4 councillors represent their own class. The two children from each P5-7 class represent their own class and a KS1 class. We have 14 councillors in total.
In our first meeting we elected a Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer. We have chosen our local and global charities for this academic year.
The councillors will be the voice for the class they are representing on how to improve our school and will feedback information from meetings when appropriate.
Hi my name is Scarlett.
I was on the School Council last year and we had some pretty good ideas. Here they are:
My favourite part of it all was Operation Christmas Child. We helped make lots of children in Africa so happy.
I really, really loved my time on School Council and I would recommend it for many years to come!