Southwark Park Primary School has an active School Council that meets each week with Mr Vernalls.
Each class has two school council representative who are elected at the beginning of the school year. They attend meetings and report back to class, often asking for information or opinions to take to the next school council meeting.
We wanted to become School Councillors for lots of reasons:
"To make the school a better place" - Niamh
"To help other people be nice to each other and to make the school a nice place to be" - Caitlin
"I want to make sure that everyone's thoughts count and they feel like they are being listened to" - Caitlin
"I wanted to join the school council to help people around me and to make new friends" - Abigail
" I wanted to join the school council because it's exciting and I enjoy the meetings about how we can help the school" - Tai
" I want people to know school is a good place, I can show people how to be nice, kind and respect each other" - Naomi
" I wanted to join school council because I like to help other people" - Violeta
Why does School Council matter?
It’s so that the children get listened to as well. We got chosen by a fair vote by all the children. That’s democracy and it’s good for us; everyone has a say and it’s fair. If it was only the teachers’ voices that wouldn’t be enough and it wouldn’t be so good. It’s only the children who really know what the children would think and would do a good job at saying what that is.