Our School Council have worked with all of the children in their class to come up with experiences they would like to complete, both at school and in our local area, before the children leave Year 6. This activity is intended to promote learning and enjoyment, through activities that our children see are relevant to them. The experiences can be covered across any age range, but are in class sections due to the progressive nature of some of the age-related skills needed for some of the experiences. We would love to see completed lists from the children yearly and finally, a completed bucket list in Year 6.
During autumn term, each year group voted for the children who they wanted to represent them on the school council. The children who were elected are all very proud to be part of the council and are looking forward to trying their best to improve school for everybody.
Following the election, we would like to introduce the members of the School Council 2018. We can’t wait to hear their ideas about how we can make Whitburn Village Primary School even better.
All of the children from year one to year six have been involved in voting for their class members of the school council. Children from across school prepared speeches to try and persuade their class members to vote for them. The children then cast their votes in privacy and the votes were placed into the official ballot boxes.
School council is a fun and exciting opportunity for the children of Whitburn Village Primary School to have a voice in how their school is managed. The children are able to suggest ideas for different topics that arise throughout the year. The children’s thoughts are collected by their class appointed councillors and are fed back to the school’s senior leadership team during school council meetings. The class councillors are then given time to feed back to their classes what has been discussed and decided.
The children are learning a valuable lesson on what it is like to live in a democracy where everyone’s thoughts and opinions are valued.
Each year new class councillors are elected by the children and a half termly meeting will be held on a lunch time.