Next week, on Thursday 09 February 2012, we’ll be holding elections in school for new School Councillors.
This follows a recent assembly led by local MP Fabian Hamilton, in which he talked about similarities between the School Council and Government, and today’s assembly about democracy and what characteristics are need to be an effective School Councillor.
Two children are elected from each class, including Reception. In the past, the school councillors have played an important role in major decision-making such as choosing our school charities, selecting playground equipment and even choosing our logo and the colour of our uniform (we changed from dark green to our current red in 2008).
Please talk to your child about the elections and encourage them to stand. They will need to be confident in speaking with older children and adults. If your child would like to stand, they need to tell the class teacher by Friday. Then, next week, they should be ready with a presentation – they could talk about what they would like to do for the school and its pupils if they were elected. They will deliver this speech early next week and the elections will be held on Thursday.