What is a school council and why do we have them?
A school council is a group of children who represent their school and the voices of all children. They gather together to share ideas for the improvement of the school and its enviroment. The school council has the responsibility to promote the school values by contributing to decision making.
Why a School Council and Democracy are important
As part of our work over the past two years, we have been asking our peers in school what they think about School Councils and Democracy. Here are the summarised views of the children in Wednesbury schools
Why do Wednesbury Children think School Councils are important?
- So all the children have a voice through the council
- If someone had a good idea they share it and it is passed along
- Because they have new ideas for the school
- So there isn’t 200 voices shouting at once
- Because it lets children talk and improve the school
- Because the staff get to hear the pupils view
- Because they represent the class
- So the school doesn’t get chaotic
- Because you have to look after school
- Because it makes schools better and happier
- To make things fair
Why do Wednesbury Children think Democracy is important?
- because it helps keep the country in control
- it makes the world a better place and it gives people a chance to speak
- because it lets people say their opinions and choices
- because it gives us the power to vote
- because it gives people the right to speak/ have a say
- because it decides who runs the country and decides the rules and laws
- because it gives people the right to do something
Our School Council Projects