Fir Bank Primary School

Junior Leadership Team (JLT)

School Council

Our School Council has representatives from Year 3 to Year 6. Each representative is elected after giving a speech to their class and a secret ballot.

Our school council holds meetings twice a half term with Mrs Dale.  We help with issues around school that have an impact on our learning and enjoyment of school.  This takes place through environment walks looking at how we can improve our school for everyone.  The representatives bring issues from their classes, which are then discussed with Mrs Dale and anything relevant is passed on to Mrs McLaughlin.

Our Councillors

Lottie & Eddie

Zaynah & Oliver O

Isla-Lilly & Oliver D

Teddy H & Sienna

Purpose of the School Council 

  • To act as a voice for all children in the school
  • To benefit the school
  • To benefit all pupils
  • To contribute to decisions within the school
  • To organise social events and fundraisers
  • To promote democracy

School Council Rules – A Recipe for Success

  • We will come to every meeting
  • We will listen to each other
  • We will respect each other’s views
  • We will act as a voice for our class
  • We will vote on any proposals
  • We will prepare/provide/present at this meeting if we are asked to
  • We will share our ideas and actions with our class
  • We will make sure things happen because of our meetings

Making a Positive Contribution

A significant task for school council is the fundraising activities we try to do each month. Children nominate different charities and then decide what activities we should do to raise as much as we can.  Not all our fundraising involves raising money. At Harvest we encourage people to donate tins that we can send to the local food bank to help people less fortunate than ourselves.  Some of our charities are local such as Maggie’s. What is important is that the children recognise the work each charity does and how they can help its impact on society.

Some of the events we regularly support are:

  • Harvest contributions are given to the Bethesda Church Emergency Food Project
  • Children in Need
  • Macmillan Cancer Support via our coffee mornings
  • Comic Relief
  • Christmas and Summer Fairs to raise funds for our school