The school council endeavours to give the children at Eileen Wade Primary school a 'voice'. They will be given the opportunity to share their opinions and ideas on things that matter to them. All children will be involved by contributing their suggestions. These suggestions will be discussed at regular school council meetings. The school councillors will feedback from these meetings to their class.
Why have a school council?
The idea of a school council at this age is to encourage children to develop their confidence and responsibility as a 'citizen' of the school. They will be encouraged to recognise what they like and dislike, what is fair and unfair and what is right and wrong. They will take part in debates on issues that are of particular interest to the pupils in the school. The children will begin to gain greater insight into being part of a group, class, school, family and community. They will investigate how to make choices that improve their health and wellbeing. A very important aspect of school council meetings is being able to listen to other people and respect their views, beliefs and feelings. They will gain the skills needed to work cooperatively with others.
Who can be a school Councillor?
Any child from Years 2 - 6 can become a school councillor.
Two children from each year group are elected by the pupils and they serve on the council for one year.
What are the school council currently working on?
The school council are working to improve playtimes by acquiring more resources using our Sainsburys sports vouchers.
They are interested in developing a wider range of after school clubs by inviting sports coaches in to school.
They are supporting a World Vision project by collecting snack money on a Friday that goes towards supporting a child in Senegal.
The school council organised and hosted a MacMillan coffee morning which raised an impressive £100 towards this very worthwhile cause.
"To launch Anti-Bullying Week 2019 school council led a whole school assembly on what bullying is and what we can do to stay safe in school. As part of their Anti-Bullying work the school council have purchased a new friendship bench (through fundraising and donations.) The friendship bench is designed to help children who feel sad or lonely at play times to find a friend. The school council and Anti-Bullying Ambassadors will continue to support the use of the Friendship bench and positive play times."