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.

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. Each meeting we follow an agenda. Wonderful Mrs Yorke and Mrs Bedwell come to these meetings and help us too.

This year, we are focusing on our school values and we are researching and finding animals which reflect our school values. We are going to look at how the school uses single use plastic and decide ways we can reduce their use. At Christmas, we will take part in the local community Christmas tree decorating competition which we are all looking forward to. In addition, we will decide the charity for Christmas donations and we will help plan world book day in March so we can all have fun and celebrate the power of reading.

If you want to find out more, ask the school council representatives or look at our school council file outside of 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 primary 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 just as we are.