“Making our school a fun and exciting place,
where children learn great things!”
Chair: Celeste (Year 6)
Vice Chair: Nadine (Year 6)
Treasurer: Kian (Year 3)
Treasurer: Sophie (Year 5)
Scott (Year 3)
Hallie (Year 3)
Layla (Year 3)
Demi (Year 4)
Michael (Year 4)
Elli (Year 5)
Our School Council was set up to provide a platform to enable us to get our voices heard. It provides us with the opportunity to get more involved in the way that the school is run. As councillors, we develop skills such as confidence, good communication and negotiation. It is our responsibility to ensure that we express both our own views and the views of all those children who we represent. As part of our role, we also organise fund-raising events to raise money, not only for our school but also for a range of different charities throughout the year.
How does it work?
We kick started the year with our annual school council elections. Children who wished to be a part of the council were invited to deliver a speech to their class. There were many strong applications and the voting was very close! Following the speeches, class members were invited to vote for their preferred candidate.
Following on from the class elections, the council held their first meeting and decided how to go about allocating roles within the group. They decided to have a vote to elect a Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurers.
The Story so Far:
The School Council will be working on many projects this year. After conducting a whole school vote, it was decided that 'Children in Need' would be a ‘Pyjama Day.’ Both children and adults enjoyed dressing up in their pyjamas and raised hundreds of pounds for charity.
We have also conducted questionnaires in order to get an idea of what children think about life at Braybrook. This information is shared with Miss Green, to help her in making the school the best it can be.
In the coming months we are hoping to:
Relaunch the hugely successful playground buddies scheme, which saw a number of children from Key Stage 2 being trained up to lead games and activities on the playground
Re-brand the weekly fruit award in order to promote healthy eating within the school.
Organise events to support charities, such as 'Comic Relief' and 'Sports Relief'.
Survey pupils to gain their views, in order to make our school the best it can be.