Holywell School Council
Our School Council helps all pupils at Holywell to become more involved in the life of the school. Representatives from each year group starting from Year 1 are democratically voted in by their classmates and each member serves a term on the Council (There are 2 representatives each term from classes in Years 1 and 2 in order to provide each other with support). It is the responsibility of each member to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the other pupils that they represent. They are each issued with a badge and notebook. The School Council gives the pupils the opportunity to develop skills such as confidence, communication, and negotiation.
Our 2017-18 Successes
We worked really hard on a number of projects last year, here are some of the highlights:
- Design a new School Council Logo Competition
- Children in Need Cake Sale & Colouring Competition - £144.87 raised.
- Red Nose Day ‘Wear Red’ - £512.83 raised.
- Where’s It Bin? Supporting local children’s hospice Rainbows – We topped the leaderboard again this year with over 200 bags collected!
- Pupil Voice and Action 1 – Break and dinnertime play equipment needed replacing, so every pupil in school voted in their classes and we purchased the most popular choices for each key stages.
- Pupil Voice and Action 2 – Pupils wanted vinegar with their chips, so the school council wrote to our kitchen manager and she obliged!
- School Dinner Food Tasting Afternoon – Pupils gave the ‘School Food Support Team’ feedback on current school meals and also sampled and commented on some new dishes, in order to develop future school meals provision.
- Achieved the UNICEF RRSA Gold Level Award – The highest award possible!
School Council Ambassador
This is the second year we have had the Ambassador role, in order to strengthen pupil voice within the staff Senior Management Team. The Ambassador, who this year will be Elizabeth in Year 6, will work with Mr. Stephenson as joint chair of the School Council (The Council meets most Friday afternoons in the library) and will represent pupils at Senior Management Meetings every month.