Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) says that children and young people should have a say in decisions that affect their lives.
A school council can provide a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions which impact upon them.
A school council that is supported and nurtured helps to improve many aspects of school life. It is an important and useful way for our school to provide leadership and development opportunities for their pupils.
School councils are an excellent way in which to increase participation, teaching young people about democracy, local and global citizenship and accountability.
Our School Council is made up of children from Years 1-6, they are all been elected by the children in their classes.
We will be electing new School Council members when we start back in September.