This week saw the first meetings of our Student Council and Cabinet. We had a great interest in the Student Council and Cabinet nominations this year. The students wrote proposals for changes in the school and then had the opportunity to tell their peers about their ideas during form time and assembly for years 7, 8 and 9.
The Student Council is a representative body consisting of two members of each form throughout the year groups. We have developed the leadership opportunities creating a ‘cabinet'. This recognises that leaders and representatives in the student body are not just confined to the upper years of the school through a Head Boy and Girl platform, but we celebrate these values throughout all years. The students voted for two members of their year group whom they believe have the characteristics and skills to lead and represent them at school events.
The first meeting for student cabinet has been held and there were many ideas shared for school improvement from a student perspective. What has impressed me most is the ideas are all workable and will have an impact on school life and ethos. Both the council and the cabinet are keen to drive forward the ethos of the school. They want to organise and hold events that enhance the community relationships we hold with parents. Their first will be a movie night in November, with ambitions to hold a winter dance at the end of the term.
This week's assembly saw us celebrating the early musical opportunities the students have had so far this term. We were treated to music from the ukulele club, the secondary choir, and the funkadelic orchestra. The students were also enthralled by a talk Mr. Porter gave on the workings of a trumpet, with an interactive explanation on how to get a different sound from the same pipe. Mr. Porter finished by saying they still have places available for trumpet club. No expense or extra cost, the school will provide the trumpet and Mr. Porter the expertise.