The School Council is one of our forums for children's voices to be heard.
Each class has at least two school council members who attend meetings regularly. Their role is to take notes during class discussions about areas their peers wish to discuss, such as new resources they would like to buy. The council members then bring this to the meeting and talk through the areas they wish to be improved and enhanced, and discuss how this might be achieved.
The teachers use this forum to feed back to the pupils any areas to discuss in their classes, such as the types of clubs they would like on offer. One of our meetings was spent discussing what steps we could take to become a 'plastic free' school. Since then, we have undertaken two litter picks on Frensham Common with the support of Countryside Ranger Darren Hill, written to some of our school lunch suppliers questioning unnecessary packaging and made posters. We hope to achieve our Plastic Free School award soon.