Swaffield School

School Council

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 2022 - 2023

Swaffield's School Council for this academic year was elected in September 2022 by their classmates. 

School Councillors for 2022 - 23 (shown above)

Year 2: Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6

Chameleon: Nadia

Gecko: Steven

Jaguar: Lawson

Tanuki: Khaya

Nyala: Maram

Capybara: Sophia

Lynx: Nineve

Narwhal: Samson  

Quokka: Nuno

Deputies for 2022 - 23

Year 2: Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Chameleon – Ollie
Gecko – Kenan
Jaguar – Morrison
Tanuki – Portia
Nyala – Jozef

Capybara – Charlotte

Lynx – Alicia

Narwhal – Arthur

Quokka – Cole

How Is School Council Chosen?

Children in each class vote for a School Council Member and a Deputy to represent their class at School Council meetings and to feedback the outcomes of those meetings to their class. 

What Does School Council Do?

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

Previous Projects

Hippity Hop Fashion Shop Sale
Inspired by a homework project done by one of our Year 4 pupils, School Council ran this sale to: 

  • reduce the amount of clothing in landfill
  • re-use good quality clothing
  • give parents chance to pass on outgrown clothes
  • give parents chance to buy good-quality, used, items of children's clothing
  • raise money

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.

Plants for classrooms
School Council organised and ran a cake sale to raise money to buy plants for classrooms. They raised a total of £145.75. School Council visited 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.

Talent Show
School Council organised a Talent Show for the school.