Conifers School Council
Our school council includes children from every class from Year 1 to Year 6.
At the start of the year during RRS week, each class voted to elect their new school councillors.
“I have learned you are never too small to make a difference.”– Greta Thunberg
Our School Council aims to encourage our children to:
Develop confidence and responsibility and make the most of their abilities
Prepare them to play an active role as citizens
Develop healthy, safer lifestyles
Develop good relationships and respect the differences between people
To have a “voice” and to share their opinions and ideas with others
Why do we have a Children’s School Council?
To empower children to have a voice
To improve the school according to the children's point of view.
To make sure each class has a platform to voice their opinions.
To discuss and raise issues.
An opportunity to experience a democratic process
Our School Council aims to prepare our pupils for citizenship by teaching them about roles, rights and responsibilities within the school system. The School Councillors consult their class every half term to seek opinion, discuss ideas and to listen to whole class ideas. Each class councillor then brings their class ideas to be discussed at the whole school council meeting. The school council meet every half term.
Molly Edwards Is Chair
Alisha Phillip Hawkes is Vice Chair
Jacob Thickett is Secretary
School council has been busy. They have created their own 'YOUR VOICE' boxes to go in every year group. This allows children to suggest ideas or improvements for school council to look at and discuss in meetings.
Picture below of the boxes.
School council will be looking at conducting their own research after Christmas. At the moment School Council have discussed many ideas. For example, having a healthy tuck shop, looking at the Green Dojo rewards, homework and making it creative. We will be finalizing in our next meeting which is Friday 7th December which topic we are going to research.
Also, on Thursday 13th December, School Council will be conducting a book scrutiny on Learning Outside the Classroom. The council will be looking in every year groups books (Maths, Topic and English) to ensure all year groups are learning outside every week. The school council will also be going round the school to interview children about what they think about learning outside the classroom.