Each class from Year 2 to Year 6 selects a School Council Representative and a deputy.
The council meet regularly to discuss a wide variety of school issues. They feedback to classes and listen to the views of the children. Ideas are then brought back to the main School Council meetings to be discussed.
School Council 2020
What do the School Council do?
The School Council takes part in lots of activities including:
• Coming up with ideas to help improve the school and make decisions
• Sharing in some of the policy making such as the new School Rules
• Thinking of ways to contribute locally and globally
• Supporting fundraising activities for Swaffield and charities
Projects this year
This year School Council decided that the small milk cartons which were being drunk by the children in the school were creating too much waste. They worked with a parent to contact the company supplying the milk and they organised for the milk to be sent instead in large containers which can be recycled. All the children and adults involved are very happy with the change and we have significantly reduced our waste as a result. Thank you very much to Stella’s Mum for your support with this project.
School Council identified that the cash based system used by the Tuck Shop was resulting in the school paying for a snack for a large number of pupils in KS2, which was not sustainable. They worked with the staff in the School Office to implement a pre-paid card system and this has proved very successful and saved the school money.
Plants for classrooms
School Council organised and ran a cake sale in December to raise money to buy plants for classrooms. They raised a total of £145.75. We are planning a trip to a local garden centre soon to buy the plants.
School Council have decided that they would like to support a local charity by raising money.
After receiving feedback from classes, we will choose a charity and then come up with some ideas for fundraising events.
School Council are planning on organising a Talent Show for the school at the end of the Summer Term.