School Council

 

The School Council is a group of students, chosen by their fellow classmates to represent them in making changes around the school. The School council has succeeded in improving the canteen by adding art work of the story "the giant strawberry" which a story created by the whole school to the walls.

Since those days in 2006, 2007 and 2008 we have organised many more fund raising events. We usually participate in Red Nose Day and Children in Need and a couple of years of Bunday Monday which raised lots of money. We had a Playground Art competition to raise money for St. Elizabeth Hospice when Mrs Rowe walked the Inca Trail for their charity and we also raised money when the new The Treehouse (EACH Children’s Hospice) opened in Ipswich  in 2012. We have helped to support the Go Giraffe campaign organised by Colchester Zoo to raise money for their charity Action for the Wild. We have tried to help people in countries where natural disaster have occurred such as Bangladesh and the Philippines and we organised collections of unneeded school uniform summer dresses to send out to children in Sri Lanka.

Our school council is developing all the time. We now produce an annual school development plan which is published on this website. It has always been the philosophy of the staff involved in running the council, that the children should take ownership and be responsible for the minute taking, agenda, distribution of minutes and conduct in meetings. This encourages involvement in citizenship, democracy etc.

At the current time our main focus is on the SHEEP Project (St Helen's Healthy eating and exercise project)