Updated November 2020
What is the School Council?
At Great Linford Primary School, the School Council are a team of 12 students from Years 1-6 who are involved in shaping the way that the school is run and developed. Mrs Jenkins helps the School Council organise their plans and come up with ideas for the school. In order to become a member of school council, each child had to tell their class 'What makes Great Linford great?'. The votes were collected democratically with the children casting their votes based on who they thought would do the best job.
What do we do?
We meet every other Tuesday morning with Mrs Jenkins in order to discuss our latest projects and share ideas. As a group, we all bring ideas from our class mates about how to improve our school and discuss this during our meeting. Each person in the group has an important role from voicing ideas to writing the meeting minutes as the group secretary. We will follow a pre set agenda, but there will also be opportunities for the children to bring problems, discussions and solutions to the meeting. We decide as a group the best projects to take forward because we think about the impact that they will have on the children in our school!
What have we been doing?
On Week 5, we had our first student council meeting where School Governor Barry came and presented us with our lanyards and badges.
During week 5 and 6, we have been supporting our class to collect items for the Food Bank to support the Harvest Collection.
On week 6, we have devised a questionnaire to ask our class about the new equipment outside.
Two of our student created a poster for our non-school uniform day for the Harvest Collection, which was sent out to teachers, children, parents and carers.
In Week 7, 6 of our school council from KS2 visited the Food Bank to deliver our food items and to see what happens to what we have donated. We also brought new safety equipment to encourage parents and carers to park safely at our school and in the local area.
We have lots of projects this term. Here are just a few: