Working on personal attributes and following an ethic of ‘Work Hard, Be Kind’, all students who put themselves forward for these roles, reflected ‘hard work’ through preparations and evidence gathering for their pitch, many challenging themselves by standing up in front of their classmates, which takes courage and confidence alone, coupled with the desire and empathy to ‘be kind’ and help others if elected.
Not only do these roles develop crucial key skills for the future, but they instil a sense of pride in the students, creating life long memories and a deep sense of achievement of their time at school.
After voting took place, successful candidates were announced in assembly last week. Congratulations to the elected representatives, and to all the students who were involved.
Brief descriptions of work undertaken in these roles are shown below, highlighting just how important they are in collaboration with the school community to help improve the daily life of the school.
The Role of Student Councilor
- Advocate for classmates
- Discuss and prioritise class suggestions
- Liaise between staff senior leadership team and student body
- Fundraise for community links projects
- Share achievements in assemblies, termly
- Update Student Council display board
- Attend weekly Student Council meetings
- Record meeting minutes in Student Council book
- Communicate with other Primary Leaders (students/staff)
The Role of Eco Councilor is to:
- Champion environmentally friendly attitudes and support the various drives like paper recycling, composting, monitoring the use of electricity, of single-use and disposable products etc.
- Responsible for setting BSY eco targets
- Take a lead on ensuring that BSY is meeting its eco targets
- Take a lead on activities during Eco Week
- Lead an assembly on Eco Awareness
- Work in tandem with Biodiversity Club members and Student Council.
The Role of Play Leader is to:
-Lead playground games
-Ensure everybody tidies up the playground
-Help the duty teachers and other students
The Role of House Captain is to:
- Lead their houses in events - House Music, Benchball, Handball, Swimming Sports and Book Week etc.
- Act as a role model for all students at all times.
- Provide a positive public profile for the student body
- Meet regularly with the Teacher in charge of Student Roles and Responsibilities
- Help organise and drive whole school student-led events with the student council e.g. charity days
- Present a themed assembly as part of the House Captain team
- Attend a range of school events
- Assist in meeting ad hoc requests for assistance from senior staff
As you can see, our young leaders will be very busy over the coming months as they assume their new posts and help us to build on the excellent work of their predecessors.