The school council at Broadstone First School represents the pupil voice of the whole school community. They are essential in facilitating discussions about students’ opinions and beliefs whilst also having the capacity to implement real changes to whole school life and beyond.
Each year we hold school council elections within each class. Children put themselves forward by giving a speech to their peers outlining what they would do to improve the quality of life at BFS. This is then followed in class by an anonymous vote. This is a brilliant opportunity for us to discuss the importance of democracy as part of our British values.
The elected council is made up of 1 child per class and an extra 2 representatives from year 4. The school council meets fortnightly with a delegated member of staff tasked with taking minutes of the meetings. During these meetings, the council discusses recent concerns from their peers as well as plan whole school events and initiatives. They are crucial for fundraising for our chosen school charities. This year our school council have chosen to fundraise for Julia’s House and The Guide Dog Association.