What is a school council?
A school council provides a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions that impact upon them. Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) -Respect for views of the child.
At Highfields Primary School our school council is a group of children that represents the views of all our pupils. It gives our children the opportunity to have their voices heard and be part of the whole school community. They help to makes decisions about school life and organise projects that support learning and development, such as organising charity events, theme days or representing the school at outside events.
We value the opinions of our pupils and our school council gives pupils a forum to share these opinions with our school council staff representative Mrs E Adams Leanring Mentor, Headteacher and other members of staff.
Who makes up our school council?
A new school council is elected each year and is made up of 1 representative from each class from Year 1 to Year 6.
The following pupils are in this year’s School Council.
- Irena 1SS
- Alyssa 1CS
- Ava 2S
- River 2M
- Mia-leigh 3G
- Toby 3K
- Boris 4L
- Mayya 4G
- Elouise 5LB
- Emmie 5NB
- Danile 6C
- Abdulah 6R
What are our aims?
- To meet regularly to discuss their views and be heard.
- To organise charity days
- To make sure our school is a happy and safe place for all of our children
- To make sure children have a place to voice their concerns, opinions, and thoughts
- To encourage all children in school to suggest ideas and improvements
- To ensure any suggestions or concerns are listened to and acted upon.
What have we been doing?
In October we held a mufti day asking pupils to donate a food item for our Harvest Sale. The Harvest sale gave our families an opportunity to purchase some food items cheaply and all the money from the sale of the food items went to Manna House Pantry a Social Supermarket near to our school to support its work in our community.
In November we have run a Children In Need colouring competition charging pupils 50p to enter and the winners will receive their prizes in our Children In Need assembly. In addition we will also be holding a Mufti-day to raise funds for Children In Need and our school.
School council will also be running a stall at our Christmas Fayre to raise money for gardening projects.