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 arrived and a buddy rota organised. The councillors interviewed prospective candidates for the buddy rota.
In addition more book covers were requested for Spelling & Grammar books and Profile write books. These go up the school so the school council wanted to ensure they stayed pristine after four years. They also asked for stickers following values assembly so winners could be easily identified for the reward on the play trail. All very mature choices!
School Council also sell poppies and lead the assembly for Remembrance Day and organised our Children In Need fundraisers - longest 10p trail.
This year's school 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