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School Council 2021-2022 - Archieved

Welcome to our School Council

The School's Council is an ideal opportunity for pupils to get more involved in the way the school is run. It benefits the whole school community because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made within school.

Through our School Council, children develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. It is the responsibility of each Councillor to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the other pupils they represent.

Members of the Council take part in discussions and votes and also feedback any relevant information to their class. At times they are requested to ask their class for ideas or take class votes relating to discussions by the Council. 

A new school council is elected each year, with every class from Year 1 to Y6 nominating representatives. This creates a central group that speaks on behalf of the whole school and makes decisions about school life. 


Meet our School Council

On 03/11/2021 School Council had a meeting to discuss what they wanted to achieve this academic year.

During the discussion our teacher representative mentioned that during a first aid course she learnt how important a defibrillator is. One of the things she told us was that for every minute someone is in cardiac arrest without CPR and access to a defibrillator, their chances of survival drops by up to 10%.

The council members voted and it was a unanimous decision that they would raise funds to buy our School Community a defibrillator.

We came up with ideas on how we could raise over £1000. 


Tuck Shop

Every Wednesday at play time, the School Council members run a tuck shop. At the beginning of the year the council members approached the pupils of Stella Maris asking what types of snacks they would enjoy. We held a meeting and had a discussion about what our pupils would like and then we had a democracy to decide which snacks we will sell. 

Our aim was to have a range of healthy snacks making sure we think about children who may have allergies. 


On 01/12/2021, we met with Archie a local fireman who brought in a real life defibrillator for us to look at and showed us how to use it. Archie gave us great advice and School Council members all know what we should do in an emergency, if someone suffers from a cardiac arrest. Thank you Archie, for your time and patience. 

On 12/01/2022, Mrs Barden applied to a company called London Hearts on the behalf of School Council for a grant of £300 towards the purchase of the defibrillator.

We were successful which meant with the profits from tuck shop, the tag day we held and the £300 grant we were able to purchase a defibrillator quicker than expected which is fantastic news. 

School Council received a letter from CEO Annemarie Whittle