It is the start of the new school year, which means we will be looking for pupils who are interested in being school councilors. Class members can vote for the children that they want to represent them this year. We look forward to announcing the new school councilors in Friday's assembly .
Our School Council at Riverside Primary School take an active role in activities in school. At the beginning of each school year two children in each class, from Year 1 upwards, are voted for by the children in their class. The photographs of our School Council are displayed in the corridor.
The role of a School Councillor is to represent the views of the children in their class and to help make decisions about improvements to the running of the school. They attend regular meetings in school and sometimes events that are held out of school. They plan events for fundraising days such as Children in Need, Christmas Jumper Day and Sports Relief. School Council Surgeries are held once a half term. Three or four members of the School Council are available at lunchtime to talk to pupils as they leave the dining hall. They listen to the ideas, suggestions and concerns of pupils in school and help them write these down. These will then be discussed at School Council meetings and councillors will decide what they can do to help make our school an even happier place to learn. This can include talking teachers about ideas for after school clubs or Mrs Yilmaz about resources for school. School Councillors also support pupils in the playground.
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