Chidren’s Voice and the School’s Council
In our school we feel it is vital for all of our children to be a strong part of our team. We work together for our school vision of ‘Anything is possible we can all succeed’. Our pupils have a real say in the issues that effect them and we value their opinions. We run a school’s council which is a formal group of pupils who are elected by their peers and represent the rest of the school and the views that they have. Experience shows that if children are supported and nurtured and feel highly involved in the development of school activities it can really impact the school improvement program. Article 12 of the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) says that children and young people should have a say in decisions that affect their lives. To ensure we support the rights of our children they are strongly involved in development within our school, including being a part of the interview procedure for new employees.
Our School Council:
Is a group of children from Years 3 to 6. Currently these children are:
- Year 3 – Alana and Adam
- Year 4 – Joshua and Honey
- Year 5 – Finn and Lily-Beau
- Year 6 – Rosie and Liliah
They aim to meet once a week to discuss aspects that have been raised in school or aspects that we have been asked to cover.
Fundraising – Children in Need
This year school council wanted to make the event open to all. They agreed on a theme of spots and, after discussion, it was agreed that they would ask the whole school to pay a £1 donation each to wear spotty clothes to school – with a prize for the spottiest person in each class. They placed an order for colour changing wrist bands and torch keyrings which would be sold during the school day and also asked for parents/carers to bring in spotty cakes to be sold at the end of the school day.
This was a very successful fundraising day and we were delighted to send a donation of £440.12 to Children in Need this year.
The Children’s Voice
The latest project the children have been involved in is listed below:
- School council have led discussions in classes about the use of ‘erasers’ and ‘steps to success’. These findings have been recorded as questionnaires in classes and then discussed in school council meetings with the findings being fed back to staff in their weekly meetings.
For Information on how to contact us see below:
Upton Upon Severn CofE (VC) Primary and Pre-School
Phone: 01684 592259