Each year, we hold democratic elections to decide who will be our ambassadors who speak for our children as part of the school council. This year, we held a launch assembly, opportunities for candidates to speak and explain why they would make good school council ambassadors and then a general election where each class chose the candidate to represent them.
We will be meeting once-a-fortnight to share ideas and come up with plans on how we can help make the school an even better place and provide more exciting opportunities to support all children.
Their responsibilities include:
We also encourage other roles of leadership throughout the school through the use of house captains, head boy and head girl, class leaders and other various responsibilities. We are always striving to enrich the experience all children get within the school and encourage an ethos of developing a wide range of skills in line with our CARE values.
Please see below the representatives for each class and watch this space for more updates on what our school council are doing.
Last week, we voted on our roles and responsibilities within our school council. Our SCA will lead on a variety of areas including sports and clubs, equality and diversity, break times, lunchtimes, the environment, fundraising and community work and we will also have a chairperson and secretary who lead every meeting. We are excited to get started and can't wait to make our school even better!
Every child has rights, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, or UNCRC, is the basis of all of UNICEF’s work. It is the most complete statement of children’s rights ever produced and is the most widely-ratified international human rights treaty in history.
The Convention has 54 articles that cover all aspects of a child’s life and set out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights that all children everywhere are entitled to. It also explains how adults and governments must work together to make sure all children can enjoy all their rights.
Read a summary of the UNCRC here
As part of UK Parliament week, our School Council launched the idea to classes about improving the school and community, and exploring what clubs children would like to do. We are going to meet again next week and our school council ambassadors for clubs and sports will arrange a meeting with Miss Skipp so we can start running clubs.
Alongside this, we looked at the idea of 'Sewing the seeds of democracy' and how the school council had been democratically chosen by their peers to help develop our school. From this, we planted some chilli seeds to grow in class. We discussed the idea of the sewing of the seeds representing the coming up with ideas from our classmates, the growing being the designing and planning how we will do it, and the blossoming being the idea of seeing everything come together.
We look forward to sharing our ideas and exploring how we can run and develop these so we can help to continue to help improve PSJ Primary and develop our community links.
Here are some photos of some of our School Council planting their seeds today.