Once again we have a very active School Council, eager to participate in all aspects of school life in St Mary’s and across the local schools’ Coastal Alliance. School Council meet at lunchtime as often as we can, at least once a fortnight when possible and so you can appreciate the commitment that is required from the children. ‘We feel like we have responsibilities in a good way’ School Councillor quote.
In November 2018, our year 2, 4 and 6 representatives were invited to participate in the Alliance Forum, hosted by Head Teacher Ben Cooper at Swalecliffe School. The outcomes from the discussions at this forum will be used as Pupil Voice in the Schools’ Alliance Development Plan and then cascaded into individual schools.
In Term 5 our School Councillors will be taking part in this year’s Annual School Council’s Parliament, the theme this year being Our World and the misuse of plastic.
We are currently researching a supplier of fruit because it is hoped that the council may be able to run a weekly ‘Healthy Snack Stall’ for the Key Stage Two children. This is being undertaken as a result of class discussions held by councillors in their own classes and a popular vote.
In addition to this, we are looking to fundraise for a school project. Councillors will be talking to their peers about what they feel is needed in school and then we will decide how best to fund raise for it.
A busy year I’m sure you will agree!
Our School Council