This week students from year 2, year 3, year 4, year 5 and year 6 were competing with one another to become members of Primary Student Council. Each student prepared a two minute speech on how they would represent their class and in what way they would improve our school. All candidates were very strong and the elections this year were extremely competitive.
Representing the Student Council is a big responsibility and it is a great opportunity for the students to develop their leadership skills.The students run their own weekly meetings and prepare the agenda. Last year the Student Council helped create a talent show as well as non uniform days to help raise money for charity. They also came up with an idea of 'playground buddies' system whereby once a week two members from year 5 and 6 help out in the year 2 playground during lunch break.
First up on the Student Council’s agenda is to select interview questions, interview and choose a Primary Head Boy and Head Girl. All runners-up will serve as Deputies and will attend meetings in the absence of the class representative. They will also have other opportunities to attend meetings and participate.
Secondary Student Council elections will take place on 8th October during assembly.