Our Pupil Council meets every half term. All members have been voted into their roles for the year and they discuss issues which are pertinent in school. Over the years they have contributed many ideas which we have acted upon, such as changing the organisation of lunchtimes, procedures for coming into school at the start of the day, playground markings, as well as the many fundraising events for charity which we do throughout the year.
Every year the children are allocated specific roles so that they fully understand their responsibilities for the year. This year the roles are as follows:
Chairperson – Lola
Secretary – George
Treasurer – Samuel
The children also wanted to establish some Committees this year so we have:
The Clean-Up Committee (which was designed to encourage all children to keep our school tidy)
Members – Ellie, Millian, Evelyn, George, Harvey, Violet and Chloe
The Fundraising Committee
Members – Nicole, Sam, Amelia and Henry
In the past, our Pupil Council have also been members of the Over-Wyre Pupil Parliament and have visited the Wyre Borough Council Chamber and participated in a debate chaired by the Mayor. This is something we are hoping to do again this year.
Our Pupil Council participates in all staff appointments (candidates always remark that their interview with the children is by far the most stressful!) and represent school at all public events, such as Remembrance Day. They are WONDERFUL ambassadors for our school and we are very proud of them.
The Story so far…
Our Pupil Council have already been very active this year. The children have asked for playground equipment and our Fundraising Committee were only to pleased to help out. So far, they have managed to raise £160 through a Hallowe’en Party where children were asked to contribute a £1 to attend. Watch this space for more fundraising ideas throughout the year.
School has never been so tidy thanks to the ‘Clean-Up Committee’. It is highly likely that you will find one of our tireless council members sweeping up leaves at lunchtime, or reminding our younger children to put rubbish in bins. What a brilliant start to your year Pupil Council!