In the Autumn term all KS2 classes voted for their School Council representatives. At School Council election time, all KS2 children were invited to stand if they were interested.
They had to prepare a short speech to persuade their class members to vote for them. Some prepared a campaign poster or wrote some notes to help them. Candidates shared them with their classes, giving all their reasons why they would make a great Class Councillor – e.g. full of good ideas, being a good listener or good at organising events. All our candidates were enthusiastic about making our Vicarage School even better place for all.
After they shared ideas with their class, everyone in the class was asked to vote.
The elections for School Council are a good example of democracy; this means everyone in the class has the chance to be involved in deciding who will represent their interest in the school.
We used a ballot box and votes were counted by pupils. Our elections were run just like the General Election that decides who is in government for the country.
Visit to City Hall
On the 13th of February the School Council visited City Hall to learn about the work the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, does for the capital.
“When we went to City Hall, I was stunned by all the amazing things that were there. We saw the greatest map of London. I was inspired by Richard, our guide, who told us lots of interesting facts about our fascinating city.” Lilya 5I.
“My favourite part in City Hall was watching a video clip that told me what had happened in London over the years. I enjoyed looking at the map and finding different places.” Yasir 4M.
“My favourite part was when we saw the Debate Chamber. I was amazed by how many great things London has achieved.” Nusaybah 4M
“I was surprised that they use water from the underground lake to cool down City Hall. I really enjoyed learning about London.” Ade 4C
Here are some pictures from the day.
On Wednesday 6th of March a group of school councillors arrived at Wembley Arena to take part in the UK’s annual WE Day.
The students listened to some inspiring stories from people who survived through their own dark times and told their powerful stories of recovery.
They were also entertained by many famous artists like Tom Walker, Pixie Lott and Jack and Jack.
The indisputable highlight of the day was the on-stage appearance of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who are expecting their first child in spring. Prince Harry moved the audience with a rousing speech addressed to all young people who want to make the world a happier and fairer place to live.
School Council collaboration across The New Vision Trust
On the 28th February our School Council went to Gallions Primary School.
Once again we had the opportunity to meet councillors from our MAT Academy schools.
The meeting began with discussions in groups to share work that we have accomplished so far, our challenges and successes.
Afterwards, each school gave a short presentation on our ‘Tackling the Litter’ action, which last year was agreed to be introduced in all our schools.
During the meeting we also had the chance think about future actions.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Gallions Primary for hosting such a successful meeting.
School Council News
- School council explore city hall
- Meeting with our head teacher
- Christmas Jumper Day
- BBC Children in Need Campaign
- We Scare Hunger Campaign
What would you like to see happen in our school? Speak to one of our School Councillors.
Members of our School Council
Vicarage School Council 2018/19
Chair – Hawwa 5P
Vice chair – Haris 5P
Secretary – Valentine 6I
Madeeha 3A, Mahreen 3M, Aneeza 3B, Dylan 3MA
Adepelola 4C Khojista 4U, Mara 4U, Nusaybah 4M, Devon 4B,
Paakwaku 5I, Lilya 5I,Gracia 5C, Keion 5C, Ahanaf 5S, Linisha 5S, Andrei 5P
Sumaira 6S,Amaan 6S, Zakariya 6Z, Sam 6Z, Saabirin 6Z, Mussa 6I, Tasnim 6B