This year has got off to a very exciting start with a frantic election period to find members for our new School Council. Every child, from Year 1 upwards, was given the opportunity to stand. Candidates prepared speeches and delivered them (very bravely) to their classmates. All of the teachers were hugely impressed by the effort the children had gone to, and the quality of their presentations.
Polling day dawned on Tuesday 12th September and all of the children were invited to come and cast their vote. They were given ballot papers to mark with a cross and post into our official ballot boxes. The children were all very excited and couldn't wait to find out the results. Thankfully, with Mrs Kelly and Mrs Haughney acting as Polling Officers, the votes were counted and verified in time to be announced in Wednesday's assembly.
The atmosphere as the results were announced was electric! There were drum rolls as each name was read out, and squeals of excitement from some of the younger children! The newly-elected School Council Representatives were invited to the front of the hall to receive their certificates and badges. Many congratulations to:
Tianna was later elected Chair of the School Council, with Zain as her Vice.
Last year's School Council did a fantastic job, and I'm sure that this year's will too, providing a pupil voice in important decision-making in the school, and raising money both for charities and for resources to improve our school.