Being a school councillor is a very responsible position and the chance to play a very important part in the life of Meon Junior School. Each class elects two school councillors who attend our fortnightly meetings.
A school council is an excellent way in which to increase participation, teaching young people about democracy, local and global citizenship and accountability. A school council can also provide a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions which impact upon them.
The children who would like to run for the School Council present speeches to the rest of their class explaining:
To make it fair and democratic, a secret ballot is held so that each class can decide who will best represent them.
Through the school council all children have the opportunity to raise issues and put forward their ideas. The children at Meon Junior know that this is their school and their thoughts and ideas matter.