The school council consists of a boy and a girl from each of the classes from Year 1 to Year 6.
Elections take place every September and the members are voted in by their class mates. The council meet regularly with Mrs Meik to discuss suggestions raised by pupils. These suggestions are then taken to Mrs Cushlow for consideration. Mrs Cushlow also asks the council to discuss with their class new ideas for the school. This system is a democratic process which resembles our actual system of Government within our country.
Council members in Y5 and Y6 attended the Sunderland Anti-Bullying Conference.
The members took part in workshops looking at various areas of bullying including cyber bullying. The children will feed back their thoughts and work with the other council members to ensure the topics are covered in anti-bullying week.
Council members are off to meet fellow school councillors at Dame Dorothy Primary School. The children had a fun filled day of sharing work and ideas, lunch and play. As can be seen below a few friendships were formed which we hope can be developed in the future.
The council were responsible for drawing up a new set of school rules and implementing a reward system. The council also discuss ideas for fund raising events such as Children in Need. They came up with the idea of a ‘friendship stop’ in the school playground for children who are looking for someone to play with.
This year the school council decided we need more books for our school library, so they organised a school sponsored event and raised over £1500! They then went to Washington library with Mrs Meik and Mrs Wilson, where they chose lots of new books for our own library. The school council are also busy working towards the anti-bullying charter mark.
Recently the school council have been working very hard on leading the development of a child-friendly anti-bullying policy. The policy is now complete and the school council shared it with the whole school in an assembly.
Next task – helping to develop a shared vision for our lovely school!