The Owl’s’ School Council is made up from children across all of the Primary School. They meet once every half term to take part in discussions, activities and community links/visits. The pupils are given the opportunity to have an impact on the school development priorities and have a vital role in moving the school forward and communicating the voice of the Primary School.
School development priorities impact
The school council support the improvements towards our school development priorities.
Each year the school council have a role in contributing to the school development priorities which allows the pupils to have an impact on school improvement. Listed below are some of the ways that the school council have had an impact on these developments;
Community links impact
Sarah Frodsham – From Lift Training -The school council organised for Sarah to come in and talk to our Year 5/6 classes about keeping safe when traveling out and about. This was such a success; the training will now be delivered to all of KS2.
Fundamental British Values impact
School Council Elections
Elections were held for all School Council Candidates. Classes were given a list of the children who had applied to be a School Councillor, each class then had a ballot box where classes for vote for they wanted to represent them. The children really enjoyed being part of the process and those nominated understood the importance of their new role as a School Councillor.
Support for Charities
The School Council wanted to do something kind for others as their first action of this school year. With it being Christmas, the children decided that they wanted to help to support a charity and in particular a charity that helped children. Having looked through the options, the children decided to support the Samaritans Purse with their ‘Operation Christmas Child’ project. Each member of the school council took care in choosing items for their shoebox, these included writing tools, toys and bubbles. We packed and wrapped our shoeboxes and sent them off to children around the world, wishing them a Merry Christmas.
Children in need
The school council were tasked with thinking of ways Oak Wood could raise money for Children in need. The children came up with great ideas, including; baths of beans, walkathon, sponsored silence and many more. We settled on a ‘spots’ theme! Lots of children at Oak Wood wore ‘spots’ and we saw some pretty cool accessories too! This helped the children to see how working together can achieve greater things, it also helped to show how we can care for others.
Children will be going in to classes to share the things we currently have in place, including the ‘buddy benches’ the ‘here to help boxes’ and the strong Anti-bullying message that we have at Oak Wood.