School Council & Eco Council
Our School Council
What is the Children’s School Council?
Children’s School Council is a group of children who meet regularly to discuss issues within school. There is one school councillor from each class.
Why do we have a school council?
-Improve the school according to the children’s point of view.
-To make sure each class has a platform to voice their opinions.
-To discuss and raise issues.
How do I become a School Councillor?
At the beginning of each year, pupils can apply to become a school councillor. The pupils who want to apply to become a school councillor, present themselves to the other pupils with the reasons why they would make a good councillor. Then pupils then vote for their favourite school councillor.
These pupils are recognised in a whole school assembly, where they receive a certificate and a special school council badge.
What we do in meetings?
Each councillor meets with their class to discuss ideas about changes and improvements to the school. The issues are then raised in meetings and councillors discuss how to move forward with these ideas.
School Council Roles and Responsibilities
School Councillors will create themed posters to raise awareness of initiatives in school
- Be in charge of organising events
- Attend school council meetings
- Provide a voice for all pupils to put forward their ideas
- Speak to pupils about requests and ideas to improve our school
Rednal Hill School Council initiatives 2022-23
To raise awareness of healthy eating.
- Change 4 Life healthier snacking campaign
- Healthier School Initiative
Initiatives for 2022-23
- Local community: Food drive – donations of food collected and sent to the local food back to help those in need during the year.
- School community: purchase friendship benches to allow those feeling lonely to find a friend to play with. We wish to provide colouring and reading activities outdoors in the warmer months to help with mindfulness and the love of reading.
Our Eco Council
What is Eco Council?
Eco Council is a group of pupils who meet throughout the year to discuss eco-friendly and environmental issues within school which prepares children to live their future lives with consideration for global issues. There is one eco-councillor from each class.
Why do we have an Eco Council?
- To ensure our school is eco-friendly and prepares pupils to live with reflection of the environment.
- To make sure each class has a platform to voice their opinions.
- To discuss and raise issues related to the environment.
How do I become an Eco Councillor?
At the beginning of each year, pupils can apply to become an Eco Councillor. The pupils who want to apply to become an eco-councillor, present themselves to the other pupils with the reasons why they would make a good councillor. Then pupils then vote for their favourite eco-councillor.
These pupils are recognised in a whole school assembly, where they receive a certificate and a special eco-council badge.
What happens in the meetings?
We begin each year by completing an environmental review to find out our school’s successes and areas for improvement. We then take ideas and feedback from the eco-councillors, who have consulted with their class peers to use this to create an action plan for the upcoming year. Throughout the year each Eco Councillor meets with their class to discuss ideas about changes and improvements to the school. The issues are then raised in meetings and Eco Councillors discuss how to move forward with these ideas.
Rednal Hill Eco Council initiatives 2022-23
To raise awareness of looking after our local environment and becoming self-sustained (gardening).
- Eco-councillors provided voice recordings for a whole school assembly based on looking after our local environment.
- Eco-councillors will take part in community litter picking.
- Eco-councillors will contribute to the development of the 'Growing Space' and help tend the garden.
Initiatives for 2022-23
- Local community: School uniform drive – uniform swap, donate items of uniform to be reused by other families in the community.
- School community: Work alongside Growing Space (our parent community gardening group) to develop our school garden to grow fruit and vegetables.
Our Spring Project
The Woodland Trust donated over 30 tree saplings to plant on our grounds. Our Year 5 and Year 6 Eco Councilor's were helped by Mr M Smith and Mrs M Whittle to plant these trees at the back of our field.