"You are never too small to make a difference." - Greta Thunberg
Our School Councillors
Kings Lea - Scarlett and Theo
Greenpark - Ruby and Jago
Riverwood - Lily and Albie
Akroydon - Grace and Tommy
Springwood - Sibella and Baxter
Calder - Ellie and Ronnie
Lydbrook - Connie and Milo
Woodhouse - Riya and Aiden
Currently being discussed: Improvement of playtimes across the school.
Scroll down to see our latest work
What is children's School Council?
Children's School Council is a group of children who meet at various points in the year to discuss issues within the school. There are two councillors from each class in both KS1 and KS2 and they keep their role for the full academic year.
Why do we have a children's School Council?
- To make improvements to the school.
- To make sure each class have their voices heard.
- To raise and discuss issues.
- To propose new ideas.
- To give children responsibility and leadership skills.
How do I become a School Councillor?
At the beginning of every academic year, children can nominate themselves for School Council. The children write a speech which is then presented to their class. They think carefully about why they would be a good School Councillor and one important thing they would look to change within school.
Each class then votes for their two School Councillors.
What are the rules of being a School Councillor?
There aren't many rules, other than being prepared to be the voice of your class and school. Children must be confident in communicating, discussing and working as a team member.
What do School Councillors do in the meetings?
The School Councillors work closely with an adult to raise and discuss issues in school. The children are given time to propose improvements that could be made in school and steps that could be made to do that. From each class, the two councillors made a 'pledge' on something they wanted to improve in school. For example, our year 4 children wanted our recycling of paper to improve, so each class now has a dedicated recycling tub for their left over paper.
Quotes from our School Councillors:
"School councillors get to make big decisions that can change the school." School Councillor, Year 5.
"I like being part of the school council because we get to come up with new ideas for the school." School Councillor, Year 5.
"I like being part of School Council so I can get the answers to questions for people when they ask me." School Councillor, Year 2.
"I like School Council because I get to listen to people and help people." School Councillor, Year 1.
"School council lets us have interesting meetings about school." School Councillor, Year 1.
Kings Lea -
Greenpark - Help Miss Heckler look after the school garden
Riverwood - Save water
Akroydon - Donate items we no longer use/need to charity
Springwood - Save water
Calder - Increase recycling across school
Lydbrook - Walk to school once a week, if you can
Our latest work...
Our school councillors have been working hard to create new a 'Playground Code of Conduct' for each of our playgrounds here at Copley. The councillors thought hard about what we wanted our play times to feel like, what we think could be improved and most involved how to keep everyone safe. Our new code of conducts are displayed in each of our playgrounds. You can see them below: