Every year we invite the children to stand for school council elections. We believe it is important to give children leadership opportunities and this provides a meaningful way for them to voice their opinions, have discussions, listen to others, reach agreements and make decisions.
Every class is represented by two council members and a Chair and Vice Chair are also elected. The group meets weekly to plan events like their termly Film Nights and to discuss the issues that matter to them within school. The process also teaches them about democracy, community participation and accountability. We have even been able to meet our local MP and visit the Houses of Parliament!