School Council

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What is a School Council?

Our School Council is an elected group of children who meet as often as possible to represent the pupils of OLA and give them a voice.

Who can be a member of the School Council?

At the start of each academic year, every child has the opportunity to stand for the School Council. They are then chosen by their classmates following an election and class speeches. There will be two representatives at each School Council meeting from Year 2 to Year 6. Ideas and suggestions from Nursery, Reception and Year 1 are heard at the meetings through the Executive Committee.

The Year 6 children elect who they would like to represent them on the Executive Committee, who will then run the School Council meetings for the whole of the academic year. They hold the following roles of Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary.

How long can you be a School Councillor for?

Class representatives will change each term to give every child an opportunity to represent their class should they wish.

What has the School Council achieved in the past?

Since 2007, the School Council has:

  • Worked with Mrs Wilson to develop a reading shelter in the school grounds
  • Helped to select colours to repaint the cloakrooms
  • Raised funds for charities, such as Comic Relief, Children in Need, Mary Brenda
  • Held Army Day
  • Installed toy boxes for the Infant and Junior playground
  • Set up a School Council notice board
  • Held fortnightly meetings
  • Met with Mr O’Neill regularly to pass on ideas from meetings

Recent and ongoing activities

  • Wet play games: the School Council has been provided with funds for more games for the children to play during wet breaks.
  • In the Trinity Term the School Council organised a Cup Cake competition for the whole school. The children designed cakes which were then judged and prizes awarded. The rest of the cakes were then sold to raise funds for our sponsored child in Uganda, Mary Brenda. We managed to raise £145.67!
  • Collected shoeboxes in support of the Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child appeal. We collected 62 boxes in 2013.
  • Had ideas to develop more activities as a whole school - new activities will be announced on this website, so keep an eye on our news pages!
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