At Colsterworth all the children have a voice and are involved in developments at the school. Class councils are held regularly to discuss and agree what the children want their Student Councillors to do. Their ideas are then taken to the School Council which meets once a month. We are members of the School Councils UK.
Representatives are elected each year for our Student Council. They meet once a term or every six weeks to talk about projects they are leading or things children at our school want to change or introduce. Usually we focus on the time of year for a fund raising project.
On Thursday 23rd September, we marked Democracy Day 2021 at Colsterworth Primary School. Normal proceedings could resume and the children could vote at our polling station in the hall. We started this important event with a collective worship all about the core British Value of democracy. The children know the importance of everyone having the right to have their voice heard. We take great pride at Abbey Academies in our democratic election process, which enables every child to vote for their chosen representatives who will form the incoming Council for the year ahead.
Amid great excitement, on Monday 27th September, the results of the elections were announced in our celebration assembly. The successful candidates were awarded their certificates and badges.
Student council co-ordinator, Mrs Helliwell, said; “Every year the children who want to stand for council, confidently put forward their manifestos and take the democratic process very seriously. Every year, gives me great pleasure to see how respectful all the children are and this year was no different. To see their democratic right put into practice and the rights of every child in school to have a voice is relevant; it is a life skill that they will use in their future.”
The Student Council plays an active role in decision-making at our school and we are excited to see what new ideas are going to be brought to our Council meetings this year!