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The school council was elected last March during the week of the UK General Election. Each child in each class had two votes: one for a boy and one for a girl. Children who put themselves forward for election were able to ‘campaign’, make posters, give speeches, and all the things that adult politicians do, but in a much better behaved manner!
In the end, the councillors elected were:
Class 2: Katelyn, Harrison
Class 3: Harvey, Ellie
Class 4: Ellie, Reece
Class 5: Georgia, Finley
Class 6: Lucy, George
The council meets regularly, usually on a Tuesday afternoon, and then feeds back to their class.
Topics discussed by the council have included:
Before meetings, class teachers give councillors time to consult with classmates, so that the opinions expressed in meetings are not those of the councillors, but show the councillors representing their classes. Having said that, we are very lucky to have a set of very able councillors who are not afraid to express their own opinions!
The next elections for new councillors will take place in May 2016, but the current councillors will stay on to mentor the new and show them the ropes.
We hope this pattern will continue for many years at St John’s and the School Council will go from strength to strength.