At Millfield we are proud to have pupil representatives that take part in Class and School Council meetings. These councils are in place so that pupils have a voice and are involved in decisions that might affect them. Through Class Council meetings all pupils have the opportunity to raise issues, share ideas and take part in discussions that involve all of their peers in reaching a democratic solution. Wider issues that arise at Class Council are discussed further at School Council, this ensures as many pupil voices as possible are heard.
Meet our Class representatives.
We aim to be the voice of the school, we meet regularly and have lots of ideas to put in place so we are going to be very busy.
Wednesday 3rd October.
Our first meeting as a Council. The children collected their School Council badges, and a small notebook to record any questions, concerns or comments from class mates.
Council discussed the importance of setting a good example to others, and being ambassadors for the school.
We talked about why we wanted to be a representative;
Addison - 'So I can be kind and helpful'.
Grace - 'I'd like to represent our school'.
Alfie - 'I'll be a good representative and I'm sensible'.
Rebecca - 'So I can raise money for different charities'.
Riley - 'So I can be helpful around school'.
Izabelle - ' I want to be a big part of the school and help everyone'.
Jacob - 'To be kind and helpful to other students'.
Ellie - 'I'll make sure I make everyone happy'.
All too soon the meeting was over, the children left with two tasks -
Meet with Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes
Begin to think about content for a 'vision statement'.
Friday 12th October 2.45
Council met today everyone was present.
Each representative had chance to feed back about any issues they had dealt with. Some issues had been sorted out by the reps themselves, others included
Y6 pupils wanting more sports equipment,
Y3 pupil would like the classroom chairs to be more comfy,
Y1 pupil would like a boomerang
Y5 pupil felt the tyres on the field were dangerous and would like them removed or fixed.
We discussed our action plan for Autumn 2018
Children in Need fund raise
Visit to Mayors Parlour - 7th November
Write a vision statement
Fund raise at Christmas Fayre.
Action taken -
Children in Need - We discussed how we could raise money and the concern of continually asking parents to donate money. Council felt that everyone would like to raise money, so it was decided that the representatives would speak to their class, with two choices - a cake sale or a non uniform day, to be decided when we get a majority vote.
Visit to Mayors Parlour
Letters were given out to inform parents of our planned visit to meet the Mayor and Mayoress on Wednesday 7th November. We will see the Committee and Civic rooms.
The reps left with two tasks to find the majority vote on Children in Need fund raise, and a question that we could ask the Mayor.
The meeting finished at 3.15
Next meeting - Friday 19th October 2.45