The School Council is a group of children who represents the children of their class and who helps make decisions about the wider life of the school. They support Mrs Wood, the Head teacher in making decisions about aspects of the school day which can impact upon the children in the school. Mrs Richmond leads the school council.
Last year the children worked hard on raising awareness of staying safe when travelling to school. They invited the local Police Officer in who talked about Road safety, they invited the School Crossing Patrol Warden in who talked about the importance of staying safe when crossing the road. They also wrote letters to parents to ask them to park more carefully when bringing their children to school.
Other activities The School Council have been involved in are; planning the Easter Service in Church with Reverend Duncan, creating a Joke Book, fundraising for different charities, etc….
When a person is elected to the School Council they receive a leaflet explaining what they may be doing. They meet Mrs Wood and have an initial meeting about the role of a school council member.
The School Council have chosen the Charities that they would like the school to support over 2018-2019. The Global charity they have chosen is Sight Savers. The UK Charity is The RSPCA and the local Charity is the ‘ Voluntary and Community Services for the Peaks and Dales covering the Ashbourne Area, they help the elderly and people with a disability.
They children would like to set up a school Foodbank where by families can donate dry or tinned goods which will then be passed onto the local foodbanks in Ashbourne.
The School Council met Anne Smith, the Mayor of Ashbourne and they found about her role.
The children have been raising money for Macmillan in conjunction with th church.