At Mudeford Junior School, we have a strong pupil voice which is represented by our elected school councillors.
We are proud to be a Level 2 gold 'Rights Respecting School' which promotes the rights of every Child. Article 12 states, 'children have the right give their opinion and for adults to listen and take it seriously.' The School Council gives all the children at Mudeford Junior School a voice.
Every year two councillors are elected by their peers to represent their class. They wear their badges with pride and stand out as role models in the school.
These are a few things that the School Council members of the past have said following their time in role....
"My favourite part as a school councillor was when we represented our school at Waitrose in Christchurch and helped lots of people choose fairtrade as we are a fairtrade school after all."
"I wanted to be a school councillor because I wanted to help everyone have a say in all matter affecting them. Also, to make the school a better place and help everyone to have a better education."
"I wanted to be a school councillor because I wanted to be kind and listen to others."
"I like being a school councillor because I can help people and see a big smile on their faces."
"I wanted to be a school councillor because I wanted to let you have your say in the things we do as we are a rights respecting school. I wanted to make the school a better place."
Current Projects and Achievements (2019-2020)
The school council have been working hard this current academic year. So far this year the children have: tasted the spring school hot dinner menu, ran a competition for the whole school to design a new logo for our bronze and silver certificates. In the autumn term, the councillors led an assembly to award the autumn term friendship award.
The current BIG project that the councillors are working on is designing a 'mile running track' for our school to use and enjoy. The councillors have already been involved in important meetings to make decisions about what equipment to choose.
Previous Projects and Achievements
Over the years, the school councillors have been involved in helping make lots of positive changes to our school including:
* Lockers for all year groups
* Refurbished toilets
* Outdoor playtime equipment
* Books for the school library
* Water fountains
* Outdoor gym equipment
* MUGA (Multi-Use Games Area)
* New iPads
The councillors are also involved in larger matters concerning the school including interviewing new staff, welcoming new parents at Parents' Evening, choosing and tasting the food for the hot school meals.
Raising Money For Charity
Every year in the summer term, the School Council help to organise a 'Fun Day' where children take part in various, fun activities to raise money for a chosen charity and some money also goes towards funding the education for Esther and Agnes from Tongabezi Trust School.
The children put forward a charity they would like to fund and the councillors vote. Over the years, we have funded many charities including:
* Save The Children
* Great Ormand Street Children's Hospital
* Help For Heros
* The Isabel Baker Foundation
* Surfers Against Sewage