At Eastington, we have an active School Council which has representatives from each class. Our school supports British Values including democracy and so we were elected to be school council members by our classmates after explaining who we were, our skills and why we wanted the role. We have elected a chairperson who helps to organise our meetings and ideas. Gathering ideas from classmates and reporting back to them after meetings is an important part of our job too.
This year the School Council Representative are:
Class 1: Georgia and David
Class 2: Dylan and Eliza
Class 3: Leo and Sakura
Class 4: William and Otto
Class 5: Freya and Seran
Meeting together is fun – we sometimes have a business breakfast to talk about how we can make our school an even better place and how we can support others (sometimes we enjoy croissants too!). This year we will meet by Teams and in person depending. Each meeting we follow an agenda. Wonderful Mrs Yorke and Mrs Bedwell come to these meetings and help us too.
We usually organise fundraising to help others. Last term we raised funds for Children In Need. This year we are going to run a competition for all the children in the school. We want them to write a story about a character and one of our school values. On World Book Day the winners will read their stories. Ms Avastu will use them in assemblies too!
If you want to find out more, ask the school council representatives or look at our school council notice board outside the school hall.
We all really enjoy working together to make our school the best place it can be and making a contribution our community and the wider world.
The photograph shows children in our partner school Langa-Langa School, Kenya, wearing the red jumpers we sent to them last year. We think of Kenya as a hot country but it does become cooler in the evenings in Langa-Langa. The children there are proud to wear their school uniform.