We meet every two weeks and there is one child from each class who will represent their class. The Council help with lots of different things such as: fairs, organising fundraising events, deciding on wet play toys and deciding on suggestions from the children which will help to make our school better. We have a School Council box in the hall where children will put their suggestions. The children in each class can also tell their Councillor face to face any ideas they have instead of putting them in the box. We meet with Miss Laidlaw who helps to make sure all our ideas are considered and happen, if possible.
Our Buddies were proud and delighted to receive a reply from The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. They told them about their work and about our Memory Garden which was set up to remember Princess Diana and others linked to our school community who have sadly passed away.
The Buddies have been included in the Diana Award Roll of Honour 2017.
Our Buddies feature on the Diana Award blog:
Please have a look.
We are proud our Buddies were made Diana Award Anti-Bullying Ambassadors in Spring 2017.
Our Pupil Buddies are very important in our school because they support the adults in making sure all the children feel supported and safe.
They are in Year 6 but begin their training when they are in Year 5. They are trained to support other pupils, to help to settle arguments, to make sure other children have friends to play with and to engage others in playground games.
The group also join with the local authority Keeping Safe Group and the Anti-Bullying Group. They have given presentations in our school on esafety for example.