Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth. (Psalms)
At St Meriadoc Junior Academy we chose new School Councillors at the beginning of the school year, there is always two selected from each year class.
We first talk about what makes a good School Councillor and everybody gets a chance to write a manifesto which explains what they promise to do if elected. After this, we go into the hall and vote in a special Ballot Box. Finally two members from each class are chosen.
The School Councillors which are elected represent the views of all pupils and help to improve their school.
The School Council are the pupil's voice - meetings are held in class and during this time every pupil has the opportunity to share ideas with their councillor. These ideas are then discussed at the next school council meeting. Meetings are held at least once a month.
We are currently working hard to achieve our 'Gold PADL award - Promoting Active Democracy Loudly Award. As part of this we will be visiting other schools to offer support and advice.
We have worked very hard this year on various projects so far: The Library Renovation Project in association with the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme. The Scheme has awarded us a generous sum of money in return for you, the parents, voting for us using the blue tokens in Tesco. We are ever so grateful for all your support for this scheme: it means the learning participants in the school council and beyond can have a say in what we choose to spend the money on!
Our School Council were involved in choosing the items to see at the PTA pocket money stall also. This seemed to be a great success: let's hold out for the next one which will be pocket money sale number 3!
We have also launched the SMART award which looks at the neatness of the school uniform in each class. The award is not about what school uniform the children have but how it is presented. This term's winners were Fal class! Well done Fal! The award is announced every half term with participants aiming to win a shiny, new, engraved trophy!
The Convention of Children's Rights has 54 articles that cover all aspects of a child’s life and set out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights that all children everywhere are entitled to. It also explains how adults and governments must work together to make sure all children can enjoy all their rights.
Every child has rights, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status.