Schools Council is an important, useful and effective way for our school to provide leadership development opportunities for our pupils.
It helps the children learn about democracy as they vote for their class School Councillors and they also learn about accountability.
Every year each class elects two councillors, one girl and one boy, to represent their views during meetings.
They help shape and decide how different aspects of the school run. They share their views during meetings which are facilitated and minuted by a dedicated member of staff. Mrs Edwards is responsible for supporting the Schools Council.
During the year they will organise different events such as Fair Trade Tuckshops and cake sales to raise money and awareness amongst the school community. In 2019 they raised £173 for the new Cornwall Air Ambulance. Fundraising for charities is at the heart of what the School Council aims to achieve each year.
They also took part in the 'Think Big' competition in a Dragon's Den type presentation to try and win £500 for our school. The School Council decided to pitch for the money to buy a new alpaca, as our remaining alpaca was very lonely! We didn't win, but the interviewing panel were very complimentary and were anxious to know what happened to Isaac, our remaining alpaca. Good news - we now have 2 new alpacas called Garrick and Gordon!
In June 2019 the school was awarded the Silver Learner Participation Award. This is run by the Cornwall Healthy Schools Team and the ceremony was held at New County Hall, hosted by the Chair and Vice Chairs of Cornwall Council.
Our next goal is to work for the Gold Award.