Corbridge Church of England First School Elect their School Council.
In September every pupil from year 1-4 will take part in the democratic process to elect their class councillors.
The CFS School Council have great responsibility for helping make suggestions and improvements to the school on behalf of all their class members.
Each year new representatives are elected following a proper voting process just like real Council or Government elections. Candidates are nominated and selected by their classmates and speeches given. Pupils then choose and mark on ballot papers. The returning Officer counts the votes.
The gallery of our new representatives is now below.
Meet your school councillors for the year 2016-2017. Thank you to all pupils for taking part in the vote. We wish our new councillors every success in the year ahead.
Our first meeting took place today in the newly designed 'Board Room.' We introduced ourselves, outlining the reasons we were voted to take the role. It was Pupil Voice week so we warmed up with an activity about how our different personalities can come together to create an effective team. We came up with personality traits such as being a good listener, showing respect, being confident, reslient and determined would help support a successful school council and that is what we aspire to be!
The item on our agenda today was discussing healthy options for packed lunches. The general thoughts of the group were: sandwiches/pasta salad, small bag of crisps, some fruit and possibly a dessert which could be a yoghurt/small biscuit.
It was decided that fizzy pop and sweets/chocolate bars should not be allowed in packed lunches.
Councillors took this information back to discuss in class with a reminder that more information for parents can be found on the website.
Today John McCabe from the Rotary Club, visited with information about a campaign to raise awareness for the treatment of Polio. The minutes from the meeting are included below.
John brought along 500 purple crocus bulbs to plant in school as a way of raising awareness of the campaign: Purple4Polio. School council decided to plant these on the hill at the entrance to yard so everyone can enjoy it. Thank you councillors we can't wait to watch them grow in Spring.
John introduced himself to the group and the reason for his visit.
Look out for the 'Purple4Polio' campaign next to the flower bed we will create.
500 bulbs to plant will create quite a dramatic effect when they flower. Please help us by staying off the grass hill at all times.