At Shavington, we are very keen to make sure our children have a voice. One way in which we achieve this is through children taking part in the School Council.
The School Council is a group of twelve children made up of two representatives from each year group from Year 1 to Year 6. All classes hold elections at the start of the year to choose their school council reps. Children have the opportunity to put themselves forward to represent their class giving reasons why they think they would be good at the job.
Our Deputy Headteacher (Mrs Gawn) works with the School Council. The group meet every three weeks and discuss issues related to all aspects of school and community life. The issues raised in the past have been varied and all issues are taken seriously and addressed where ever possible. School council have been involved in designing the school lunch system, trying to make the toilets smell sweeter, rotas for football and den building, creating and implementing suggestion boxes and organising a school talent contest. This year we will also be focusing on working towards achieving the Investors in Pupils award.
As well as supporting our school community the school council also recognises the importance of supporting charities. They organise fundraising events to raise money. Last year the school council decided to fundraise for St Luke's Hospice and raised over £1300. This year we School Council have decided to raise money for the Rainforest Alliance and Pets As Therapy.
Our school council members for 2019-2020 are:
Year 1- Florence and Teddy
Year 2- Mollie and Olly
Year 3- Lucy and Ruby
Year 4- Charlie and Emily
Year 5- Issy and Holly
Year 6- Mason and Georgia
The next School Council meeting will take place during lunchbreak on Thursday 10th October at 12:45. At this meeting we will be making suggestion boxes and sharing suggestions we have already received from our class mates.