Our school councillors are elected three times a year. This means that 6 children get to represent their class over the course of the year. One person is elected from the class vote and one person is elected by teacher choice. All children have to present to their class why they should be chosen and the final vote is cast in an election.
For Term 1 and 2 this year the children are focusing on organising the whole school children's questionnaire and deciding how the PTA fund-raised money could be spent in the school.
The councillors were lucky that they were presented their certificates by Bristol mayor Marvin Reese, who had come to visit Fonthill.
For Terms 3 and 4, we renamed our council the Kindness Council as we have been focusing on improving behaviour through kindness in our school. The children were all voted as councillors by their peers and teachers because of their own kindness and personal qualities.
They have helped to gather work for our whole school anti-bullying policy document and say what was important to include in this policy.
They also decided to award kindness certificates each week in our celebration assembly. The children have designed the certificates themselves, and presented them in assembly in front of the whole school.
Photos to follow.....!