The aim of the Walsden St Peter’s School Council is to act as a forum where the views and ideas of the whole school can be shared and acted on.
School Councillors are democratically elected annually by their class. A girl and a boy represent each class for a year in KS 1 and KS2. Mrs Williams acts as the chair and secretary.
Each year councillors suggest fundraising events and charities to support, which are then presented to each class to vote on. The choices then become the focus for the year. The School Councillors are responsible for organising, advertising and running each event. At the end of the year all monies raised are shared equally between the chosen charities.
Regular meetings are held where events are discussed and the class ideas boxes are shared with the council, who decide whether to act on them or not. Each meeting has an agenda and minutes. School Councillors share the minutes with their class.
During 2021-22 the School Council ran four events: a café for the outdoor Christmas Carol Service(£134.40), a new and second-hand uniform sale (£115.00), an animal treasure hunt (£195.50)and ‘Friday Giving’ (£130.25). A total of £575.15 was raised – well done, councillors! This money will be shared between Overgate Hospice, Parkinson’s UK and Water Aid.