Manor School Council
Every year, Year 6 students at Manor School get the opportunity to stand as a candidate for School Council. Each candidate delivers a speech in assembly, displays posters and campaigns across the school during the first 2 weeks of term. Every member of our School Community votes and 12 student councillors are elected- 1 to represent each class in our school. This provides all our children with a clear and meaningful model of Democracy- which is one of our British Values.
The School Council is actively involved in decision making within the school and councillors hold 2 weekly meetings, conduct surveys and gather views and opinions from their peers.
At their mid-week meeting, Mrs Lanham and the councillors discuss matters arising as a result of our 4 aims. This year our aims have been agreed as follows:
To promote the empowerment approach across our school
To promote a mentally, emotionally and physically healthy school
To respect and care for our environment
To fund raise for others in our community
These matters are discussed with classes at School Council meetings each Friday. This gives every child the opportunity to use their voice to answer questions, make suggestions and share ideas to meet our aims.
Every child at Manor School has a voice that counts and School Council is one of the opportunities our pupils have to learn that they can affect change and actually make a difference!
School Councillors this year are as follows:
School Council are passionate about all 4 aims but have been particularly relentless about caring for our environment during term 3.
Following two School Council assemblies on reducing plastic in school, the team decided it would be helpful to have a running total on the School Council board of children who are bringing plastic free lunch boxes to school. During their sessions in Term 3, they introduced this idea to classes and compiled the data for our board.
This has inspired our children to work even harder at reducing single use plastic and every class is now in the race! Orangutans are our current leads with a total of 12 children consistently bringing in plastic free lunches- well done Orangutans! What a great example to the rest of the school!
Below is a great example of how School Council make such a difference by driving their aims forward in our school