Our School Council is made up of one pupil from each class from Key Stage 1 and 2, who are democratically elected to represent the views of all pupils across school and they work together to make Priestsic an even better school. School Council members meet to discuss many different aspects of school life and have a big say in how our school is run.
How do I get elected if I want to become part of the School Council?
Elections for the School Council are held every year in the autumn term. If you have served on the School Council previously, we ask that you do not stand again, as we like to give different children the chance to take part.
At School Council election time, all children in school are invited to stand if they are interested. You will need to prepare a short speech to persuade class members to vote for you! Share with your class all the reasons why you would make a great Class Councillor – perhaps you are full of good ideas, a good listener, maybe you are good at organising events and enthusiastic about our school.
After you have shared your ideas with your class, everyone in your class will be asked to vote. The elections for School Council are a good example of democracy; this means everyone in your class has the chance to be involved in deciding who will be the Class Councillors, as everyone has a vote. Our elections run just like the General Election that decides who is in government for the country.
School Council 2021/2022
After two disrupted academic years our School Council is back with a bang this year!
All classes had lessons on democracy and discussed what this means and why it is important before discussing the roles and responsibilities of being a school council rep. Years 5 and 6 even had a workshop with MP Lee Anderson to discuss democracy and to get some hints and tips for their speeches. All the children then had to deliver their speeches and pledges on election day to their peers and we conducted a secret ballot vote to find out who was successful. Lee Anderson was then invited back to award our successful councillors with their badges. All the children got a lot out of it and enjoyed the whole process. Watch this space for what the newly elected Priestsic School Council 2021 achieve this year!
Children in Need 2021
The school council have worked incredibly hard to ensure Priestsic Primary raised as much money as we possibly could for Children in Need this year. They organised a Design your own Pudsey competition, a non uniform day, cake sales and even made their own cakes to sell to the staff members at school. We will let you know the total amount raised once we have counted it all up! A massive thank you to you all for your support.
Remembrance Day Service
The school council represented Priestsic Primary at today’s Remembrance Day Service beautifully. They received compliments from the vicar and members of the public - they are a credit to us and their parents were the exact words used. A huge thank you to all of the staff and children for taking the time to make their memorial wreaths. Proud is an understatement. Thank you and well done Priestsic xxx