The school council at Foresters Primary school meets once a month throughout the year to talk about ways to make Foresters better. There is one representative from most of the classes and every key stage is represented. The children in each class vote for the child they think will be the best.
An agenda is set for each meeting and one of the school councillors chairs the meeting. They talk about a range of issues and vote for suggestions to make the school a better place. Notes are made in every meeting by Mrs Merritt and are fed back to the class and displayed on the School Council noticeboard. Sometimes school councillors will invite staff to come and meet with them to discuss issues in school.
The School Council work extremely hard – they have met with the catering manager to ask questions about school lunches, chosen playground equipment and games for breakfast club, started a daily litter picking club and organised spider plants for each classroom to improve the air quality.