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School Council

Priestsic Parliament 

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!

MP Lee Anderson meeting our Year 5 and 6 School Councillors

Let's take a look at our new school council reps...

Easter Tombola 

 

On Friday 25th March the school council invited all children to come to school in non-uniform. Instead of asking for a £1 donation we asked for a donation of CHOCOLATE; this could've be an Easter egg, a bar, a box or bag of chocolate eggs, ready for our Easter Chocolate Tombola that was held in the final week of term.

On Wednesday 30th March all children were invited to bring in some money (20p per ticket, £1 a strip) to take part in the Easter Chocolate Tombola, which the school council ran alongside Mrs Bloomfield. All the money raised will be going towards activities for the children in the Summer Term.

 

Easter Film Nights and Discos 

 

Two of the many things our School Council is passionate about are:

 

1. Making sure our children have fun opportunities 

2. Raising money for the school and the pupils in it

 

The school council were really pleased that we were able to hold our Easter Discos again! Every year group got the opportunity to have a dance and good time with their friends with DJ West before we broke up for the Easter Holidays. Nursery, FS2 and Year 1 and 2 children even had an Easter Bonnet parade too.

 

We also organised film nights for Years 1 to 6, where children were able to join up with their friends from their partner class and snuggle down with a hot chocolate/squash, some popcorn and an Easter treat and enjoyed a film (voted by them).

 

All money raised from the discos and film nights will go towards exciting activities and treats for the children in the Summer Term.

Easter Egg Competition 2022

 

As part of our annual Easter celebrations, we held our annual Decorate an Egg competition. For the competition children needed to decorate one or more hard boiled eggs and incorporate it into a scene of their choice. There were 3 winners picked by Liz Kitts (Our Chair of Governors) and the prizes were presented to the winners by members of the School Council. Have a look below at the incredible egg creations from our Priestsic pupils.

Red Nose Day 2022

The school council have worked incredibly hard to ensure Priestsic Primary raised as much money as we possibly could for Red Nose Day this year. They organised a dress as a hero for the day; this could be a super hero, local hero or their hero, a Red Nose and Spoon race competition between year groups (with the winners earning 10 whole class dojos!) and individual class cake sales! A massive thank you to you all for your support, we had a lot of fun throughout the day and raised over £1000!! 

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

Remembrance Day Service

The Laying of our Remembrance wreaths

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The school council members laying their class wreaths for Remembrance Day at the memorial site.
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