The Student Council is an elected group of students who work together to represent the pupils of our school. From Year 2 to Year 6, each class has two representatives, one boy and one girl. Children volunteer for the role, they give a short election speech to their class explaining why they should be on the Student Council. The class then privately vote. This process results in an enthusiastic and committed Student Council.
Meetings are usually held every fortnight during lunchtime. Children have the opportunity to raise any issues that they or their fellow pupils may be concerned about. They also feedback any suggestions from their class suggestion box. The Student Council then discuss the most important issue and work on this. This often involves the children liaising with Mrs Sinclair and the school governors. This can include organising ideas for fundraising, whole school events or spending Student Council funds to improve our school.
Each year the children take on a long term goal to assist the school. This time it is to ‘encourage everybody to look after our environment and ourselves.’
Junior Road Safety Officers
Once again this year our Student Council includes two Junior Road Safety Officers, one from Year 5 and one from Year 6. We aim to use this role to raise awareness of road safety to pupils, parents and the local community throughout the year. The children will choose their own initiatives in order to promote different road safety themes.
The Student Council during our first term this academic year decided to remind parents and carers of the importance of parking responsibly around school. We circulated our 'St Paul's Parking Pledge' along with helpful posters to raise awareness and to ensure children are able to travel to and from school safely each day.
To support those in our wider community, the Student Council chose to support the Parish appeal for Seafarers. Seafarers spend many months away from their homes and loved ones, therefore the Student Council worked together to encourage pupils, parents and carers to donate items towards Christmas boxes for the Seafarers.
Please click link below to see what fantastic work Student Council did last year