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John Cross CE

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Believe and Achieve

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John Cross CE

Primary School

Believe and Achieve

School Council


Annually, the children vote for their choice of representatives on the school council. They have a ballot paper each, and have to post this confidentially into a ballot box, just as government elections are held in our country.


This year we had 20 children who put themselves foward to be considered for election, and they gave some excellent speeches in the run up to voting day!


Here are the children who were elected:

             William                        Jessica

              Johanna                             Joseph

                Daisy                                 Jamie  

                        Thomas                       Ruby          

                                     Jessica     Lucia                      


What is the Children’s School Council?

Our Children’s School Council is a group of children who meet at least each half-term on a Thursday with Mrs Irwin to discuss issues within the school. There are 11 Children’s School Councillors from Year 2 to Year 6. 


Why do we have a Children’s School Council?

  • To improve the school according to the children's point of view.
  • To make sure each class has a platform to voice their opinions.
  • To discuss and raise issues.
  • To ensure the children learn about democracy and British law.


What our school council achieved in 2017-2018:

  • New playground equipment chosen and ordered 
  • School pets (rabbits) organised and cared for in the school garden


What our School Council achieved in 2016-17:

  • Organised a police visit to raise awareness of the change in speed limit through Bilsborrow to 30mph from 40mph.  Children stood with the police and a radar gun, pulling over speeding drivers and asking them questions. Speed awareness posters were designed and displayed.
  • Ordering and purchasing of new reading books after surveying children.  Graphic novels were a particlar area where children wanted more books.
  • New trim trail equipment chosen and ordered.
  • New playground play equipment chosen and ordered from the Sainsbury's voucher scheme.

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