At Berrymede Junior School we have an active School Council who make the school a better place for everyone. They are keen to encourage pupils to become responsible and active citizens. School Councils give all the pupils in the school a voice. They will give a clear message that everyone listens to, so change is possible. A School Councillor helps to put article 12 of the Rights of a Child by the United Nations Convention into practice. Article 12 says:
“Children have the right to say what they think should happen, when adults are making decisions that affect them, and to have their opinions taken into account.”
Each School Councillor will be elected by the pupils in their class to:
- Represent their views, opinions and ideas.
- Go to school council meetings every week and take part in discussion.
- Let the class know what was discussed at each meeting.
- Be involved in projects that the School Council run.