Welcome to our School Council 2016-2017. Our school council is made up of one boy and one girl from each Year group from Year 1 to Year 6. We meet every Friday lunchtime with Mrs Calvert, the St Benet’s school council teacher representative and are responsible for collecting the House points from each class. We organise the rewards for the termly and annual winners of the House Point competition. We discuss ideas to help improve our school and fundraise for those less fortunate than ourselves.
Some previous projects that we have organised include having a ‘Bring a Teddy Bear to School’ day for a small donation. All funds raised helped us to buy a Buddy Bench which is outside in the playground for children to sit on at playtimes if they want some ‘time out’ or are looking for someone to play with. During Advent 2015, we helped to choose some of the Cafod World Gifts, thinking about what we believe children in poorer countries would like to receive as a gift at Christmas time.
We also act as a voice for the pupils in the school and address issues that are important to the children, bringing them to the attention of staff as well as suggesting their own solutions. For any pupils reading this, if you have anything that you would like us to discuss at a meeting, please get in touch with us.