Children from Year 1 to Year 6 select 2 representatives to serve on our School Council; this is a great honour for them and shows that they are respected by their classmates. The work of the School Council is currently
co-ordinated by Miss Steel. The Council generally meets every fortnight and they split their time between School Council and Eco Schools initiatives.
In 2015/16 Mrs Cairns led our School Council and worked very hard with them to develop their decision making skills and get new initiatives started. Meetings were chaired and minuted by Council members.
The School Council was involved in fundraising events, such as the Great Backworth Bake-Off and the Easter Eggstravaganza. The Council members thoroughly enjoyed tasting the entries for the Bake-Off to judge the winners. Funds from the Bake-Off were used to buy playground equipment, which was chosen by the School Council members. Our Green Buddies are responsible for making sure this is used properly at playtimes. The Council members also had a very hard task deciding the winners of the Eggstravaganza competition.
Previous School Council's initiatives were to run a 'Healthy Tuck Shop' at breaktimes. They also raised money for a friendship bench for the playground and also established a Wildlife Garden at the back of the school. The school won a prize in the Esh project to buy equipment for the garden.
Watch this space during the school year for more details about the work of the School Council.