Our hard-working School Council is made of two children in each class from year 3 upwards. Their is one Rep and one deputy who stands in for the Rep if they are absent.
Each year the children vote by going to the polls to elect their School Council reps.
Candidates need to : study the job description and decide to nominate themselves for the class role. Candidates prepare a speech and present this to their class outlining why they would make a great School Council Rep.
The classes are formally invited to vote by Mrs Ewart.
Then the hall is set up with voting booths. The Poll Clerk registered the pupils as they come to the desk and hands each one a poll card. Then into the voting the booths to make their confidential vote.
The children place their votes in the ballot box and this is always returned to Mrs Ewart's office.
An independent counter, counts the votes (Ms Brown.)
Later in the week, sealed envelopes are delivered to the classes with the name of the successful School Council Rep inside.
One of the tasks that the School Council consider each year is which charities to support.
The School Council also provide ideas to improve our school and then raise funds to support this idea.