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Welcome to our School Council 2023/24!


At St Edward's Catholic Primary School we respect and value the fundamental British value of democracy and ensure the views and opinions of our pupils are expressed. At the beginning of September, the children elect school council members from each year group. All pupils are invited to stand as School Council representatives and are voted for fairly and democratically by their peers. 

The School Council meets every half term to discuss issues raised by the children and ideas to help improve our school even further. We believe our School Council is very effective in helping bring about positive changes in the life of our school!

If you have any ideas or suggestions to help improve our school, please see your class council reps, who will bring your suggestions to the school council meeting.

Please click on the links below to read our agendas, minutes and action points.

School Council Meeting 12th December 2023

Today, the School Council met to discuss the impact of our recent Road Safety campaign. The councillors believe this event was highly impactful, but feel there could be need for further campaigns later in the year. They also took the time to reflect on their first term in office, and on the successes of the year so far. We have had a think about what our next steps for next term will be too. 

Road Safety Week - W/C 20/11/23

Road Safety Week is going really well. The children are really enjoying making a stand for safe parking. The majority of parents are very supportive and believe in the children's initiative. We really do appreciate your support going forward. 

Thank you.


School Council Meeting - 14th November 2023

Today we held a school council meeting where a number of issues were discussed, Road Safety Week and Christmas fundraising being amongst them. The children are passionate about holding a Road Safety petition next week from the 20th - 24th November. Every morning the children from KS2 will be outside our school petitioning for safer parking and encouraging parents to park and stride. We also looked inside our class suggestion boxes and will raise these issues with senior leaders.


School Council: 'We Care for God's Creation!'

Road Safety Week: 20th - 24th November


Walking to school is important for both our bodies and for taking care of God's planet. There are numerous benefits to choosing to walk instead of using other forms of transportation. 


Firstly, walking is a great form of exercise. It helps to strengthen our muscles, improve our hearts health, and increase overall fitness levels. By walking to school, children can establish a healthy habit of physical activity from a young age, setting them up for a lifetime of good health. 


Walking to school is also an environmentally friendly choice and we can significantly reduce our carbon footprint. Vehicles emit harmful gases into the atmosphere, contributing to the climate crisis we are currently facing. By walking, we are not only reducing pollution but also showing our appreciation for the beautiful planet God has created for us.


Walking to school also provides quality time with children. It allows for meaningful conversations, bonding moments, and precious memories. Parents and guardians can use this time to discuss important road safety issues with their children, teaching them how to navigate their surroundings safely and responsibly.  


Walking to school also presents an excellent opportunity to discuss the importance of looking both ways before crossing the road, following traffic signals, and understanding the dangers associated with distracted walking. By engaging in these conversations, we equip our children with the knowledge and skills necessary to stay safe while enjoying the benefits of walking to school. 


By choosing to walk, we are making positive contributions to both our own well-being and the well-being of future generations.


More to follow....