What is a school council?
Each year every class vote for 2 school councillors, one boy and one girl, to represent their class. We become the “voice” of our classes and bring their ideas and suggestions to our regular school council meetings. It is our job, as school councillors, to use these ideas to make the school a better place for everyone. We discuss updates and initiatives with our classes and feedback their views and ideas in the school council meetings. We also wear badges to identify our role throughout the school.
What do school councillors do?
As well as representing the views and opinions of our classes, we are also responsible for recycling throughout the school and regularly organise the sorting and emptying of the recycling. We campaigned for better recycling facilities and now have new, bigger bins to help make our school more eco-friendly.
Since September we have been working with CAFOD to raise money to help tackle injustice and to help provide some of the poorest people in the world with their basic human rights. We have helped organise cake sales, mufti days, assemblies and tombolas, to name just a few, and last term raised enough money to buy a community overseas a clean water supply, toilets and a mechanic to make sure they work!
Recently, we were able to buy cows, chickens , goats and a vet to help look after them, so families can provide their loved ones with milk and eggs. We have also managed to buy a health care team from CAFOD to provide medical help and supplies to some of the poorest parts of the world and stop people, especially young children, dying unnecessarily.
But we are not stopping there! We believe every child has a right to an education and we want to raise even more money, so CAFOD can provide teachers to help children around the world learn to read, write and have a future, just like we do. Watch this space for more information on how we will be raising the money for this. With your help, we can make the world a better place. Together, we can make a difference!
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