The school council is a great opportunity for pupils to get more involved in the way their school is run.
The council is typically made up of a boy and girl from each KS2 class (Year 3 – Year 6). These children are elected by their fellow pupils and staff to represent their classmates. The members select a chair, vice-chair, secretary and treasurer.
Members of the council take part in small pupil led projects, for example the young enterprise group last year, designed, costed and sold Father’s Day merchandise. It is the responsibility of each Councillor to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of their fellow classmates.
The school council have been extremely busy during the Autumn term. They have been split into three teams incorporating children from Year 3 – Year 6 in each team.
The children have been actively taking part in researching about refugees, collating information and producing resources for refugees.
Our school councillors welcomed fellow school councillors from Haworth primary school. Iqra school councillors carried out a learning walk around our school, sharing good practices with Haworth about the structure of our meetings and some of the projects which we have taken part in. The session was very informative as they looked at the differences and similarities between the two school councils.
Some of the school councillors visited a local nursing home taking presents for the residents and running an arts and crafts session, making Christmas cards. We received fantastic feedback from the manager of the nursing home, saying that residents enjoyed the visit from the children and we are welcome to visit again.
Through the school meetings, issues had been raised regarding school lunches. The catering manager was invited to join a council meeting during which, the school councillors had the opportunity to ask questions directly to the catering manager. This resulted in many of the issues being resolved. One of the outcomes from this meeting was a ‘Menu from Around the World’, giving children the opportunity to experience different foods which they may not normally eat.
Please follow this link to view the ‘Around The World Menu’