School Councillors at Settle Primary have worked hard to create and set up a book swap in the supermarket next door. They had to work hard to persuade the managers at Booths to host the workshop and got advice from MP Julian Smith to help them with their application to Parliament for the Speaker's School Council Award. This is the third consecutive year they have earned recognition for their hard work and ambitious projects and have just received their 3rd certificate to display in school.
SCHOOL COUNCIL ROUNDUP
Our School Councillors are elected each year by their fellow pupils. We have 2 councillors in Year 3, 2 in Year 4, 3 councillors in Year 5 and 3 in Year 6. Please see the attached posters to see who our current councillors are and to read a bit about them.
We meet once every two weeks, supported by the Year 6 teacher, Miss Thompson, to discuss suggestions made from pupils in Years 1-6 who all have a suggestion box in their classroom. The school councillors often have lots of suggestions themselves in our meetings! We then feedback to the rest of the school during assembly times and we meet regularly with Mr Wright to update him on important matters.
We regularly run stalls at the November Fair and Summer Fair, including our popular lucky dip and lolly stalls. We have recently been exploring the possibility of pets in school (we eventually decided against this due to health and safety reasons and vet costs) and worked hard to collect recipes from local businesses, pupils and family/friends to make our own cookery book which raised £500 for our School Council fund. We are currently saving up to buy a wireless head mic sound system that we can use for plays, performances and other presentations.
Our work has been recognised each year with a certificate from the Houses of Parliament through the Speaker's School Council Awards. Last year, our work on a school cookery book earnt recognition for our fundraising efforts. Please see a copy of our current certificate which is displayed in school:
We are currently working on setting up a children's book swap in the local community and are exploring possible locations where we could place it in the local community to promote reading. If you have any books you would like to donate, please take them into your child's class , or leave at the school office so we can add them into the book swap. The idea is, a child would only ever need one book and they could keep swapping it to have a free, endless supply of books, in addition the to reading books we have in school. We will update this page to let you know where our book swap is based once it is set up!
Our school council work very hard to make things happen at our school!