North Baddesley Junior School - School Council 2017 - 2018
Our children have an important role to play in how the school develops and caters for their needs.The Council reps are elected every year by their classmates and those up for election have to produce an election campaign to persuade their peers to vote for them! We invite their opinion on various matters :the curriculum, playtimes, healthy lunches, charity causes,the learning environment and use of the school grounds.
The children also have involvement in organising playground equipment, decorating the Christmas tree, organising charity events and fundraising, working on Eco, global and sustainability issues and engaging with the local authority on a range of projects.
The School Council gives children a sense of personal identity and authority, develops self confidence , mature thinking and offers the satisfaction of 'making a difference' They work closely with the school leadership team.
The council have a budget of £200 which they can choose to spend on the priority they define. In addition, they have the opportunity to make the case to Mr Hardy for bigger projects or request information. In 2016-17 they decided to buy bean bags for the newly re-opened library and requested a "buddy bench" sign to be arranged. The sign has been ordered and the bean bags in every day use.
School Council also sell poppies and lead the assembly for Remembrance Day.
This year's council are
Year 6: Zaina, Michael D, Sammy, Esme
Year 5: Sienna, Katie, Eleanor, Jack
Year 4: Holly, Katie, Eva, Jessica
Year 3: Amelie, Oliver M, Rio, Max H, Livia