School Council

Our school council is made up of representaitves from Year 2 onwards. Anyone who would like to be elected as a school councillor has to complete an application form. Succesful candiates are chosen on the strength of their application.

Aims of the School Council:

1. To give the pupils a 'voice' in our school.

2. To encourage collaboration between pupils of different ages.

3. To given our pupils the opportunity to work alongside other members of our school community

(staff, governors, parents visitors,BDMAT)

4. To allow pupils to experience democracy at first hand and learn the importance of being active citizens.

 

Our school council mission statment is as follows:

St George’s School council wants to involve the community in developing projects that involve everyone.

 

As part of our whole school topic on "Learning for Peace" our school council linked up with other school councils from the BDMAT. The children had the opportunity to visit other schools but also got to welcome others here to St Georges's. The children talked about what peace meant to them and how peace can be shared around the world. They made peace chains, peace hands and peace posters together.

 

This year we are working towards the "Green Trees for School" award. This project will involve working with Groundwork and the FSA. We are hoping to further develop our peace garden and field area. The first part of the project will involve the planting of trees and the making of a willow hedge.

Stage 1 in the development of the school field took place on Monday 18th March. The school council along with the help from Bill (School Governor) planted trees and shrubs that we had applied for through the Woodlands Trust. Over time these trees and shrubs will grow along the fence so that our school field has more privacy and will also allow for more wildlife. The children had a fantastic afternoon of planting.

Our peace chain
Our peace chain
Talking about what peace means to them
Talking about what peace means to them
Showing St. Micheals round our school
Showing St. Micheals round our school
Enjoying some peace and quiet in Netherole's forest school area
Enjoying some peace and quiet in Netherole's forest school area