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School Council

A Message From The School Council

The School Council is made up of democratically elected representatives.

Pupils can nominate themselves, ballot papers are made up and a secret vote takes place. Other members of their year group vote for one boy and one girl to be their class representatives for the year.

The School Council is the voice of the children in school. The children can speak to their representatives about any matter they wish. The School Council member will then report back to the committee meetings, which are held frequently. Other ways children can have their say is the Suggestion Box or speaking to the School Council Link Coordinator.

The School Council has a Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary. Minutes of the meeting are taken. All the children have their say and speak for their class. The representatives report back to their class on any decisions that are made.

The School Council raises funds by making and serving toast & crumpets every day. They charge 10p a slice and they offer various spreads and on occasion fruit bread and in the summer fresh fruit. The money raised goes back into school and over the years they have bought a friendship bench, cooker, netball posts and numerous PE equipment and outdoor games.  Also some illustrated dictionaries and various bikes, cars and role play dressing up clothes for the reception department. All the children benefit from the end of term treats, Easter egg hunts, competitions and prizes and they have also contributed towards enhancing the reading areas in each classroom and visitors in school like Zoolab. These are just a few things and more recently the children have requested new tabards for serving at lunchtimes at ‘Betty’s Bistro’. If you would like to support the School Council and be offered the morning snack, please ask your parents to log on to their ParentMail account and purchase the ‘Toast’ item every term.

The School Council supports children’s charities throughout the year including Comic Relief, Sports Relief and Children In Need. They have also supported Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Apart from fundraising and supporting charities throughout the year they also look at environmental issues and so far have achieved the Bronze and Silver Eco School Awards

The School Council through its members want to make Balderstone a warm, welcoming and friendly school where children’s opinions are listened to and are acted upon. Elections usually take place in October.