At St Peters J, I and EY Church of England School we have a school council. Each class nominates two pupils to represent their class. The school council meets each half term to discuss ways of improving the school.
Meet this year's school councillors
What is the Eco Council?
The Eco Council is a group of pupils who meet each week to discuss eco-friendly and environmental issues within school which prepares all pupils to live their future lives with consideration for global issues. Each class elects an eco-councillor who attends meetings and represents their class.
Why do we have an Eco Council?
-To ensure our school is eco-friendly and prepares pupils to live with reflection of the environment.
-To make sure each class has a platform to voice their opinions.
-To discuss and raise issues related to the environment.
How do I become an Eco Councillor?
At the beginning of each year, pupils can apply to become an Eco Councillor. Key Stage 1 pupils complete an application form, and the class and teachers choose the successful applicants. Key Stage 2 pupils who want to apply to become an Eco Councillor, apply and present a manifesto to their class with the reasons why they would make a good councillor. Pupils then vote for their favourite eco councillor.
What happens in the meetings?
We begin each year by completing an environmental review to find out our school's successes and areas for improvement. We then use this to create an action plan for the upcoming year. Throughout the year, each Eco Councillor meets with their class to discuss ideas about changes and improvements to the school. The issues are then raised in meetings and Eco Councillors discuss how to move forward with these ideas.