Milestone School Council is made up of helpful, enthusiastic and thoughtful pupils from middle and senior departments. Members of Council listen to ideas from classes and make things happen to improve the school.
What is the School Council?
The purpose of the School Council is to represent the views and opinions of pupils throughout the school. Pupils are elected in September and meet six times a year.
Issues that might be discussed in the school meetings include:
- School equipment
- Lunchtime Clubs
- Playtime issues
How does the School Council work?
The School Council meets at least once a term during the year. We may meet more frequently if there are big events taking place that the pupils are helping to organise. The meetings are led with an agenda and minutes are recorded by the member of staff. Members of council are given the opportunity to discuss any issues they have brought to the meeting from their classes.
What have the School Council done recently?
The School Council have been finding ways of keeping the school community together and excited during the difficult time of Covid-19 and all the restrictions we have had to implement in school.
One aim as we come out of Covid-19 restrictions is to help increase the outdoor provision for all pupils across the school. We are working with Sam P who is our outdoor lead to do this. In support of this, in the 2020-2021 academic year the school council raised funds to purchase outdoor play equipment for senior and middle playgrounds. In the 2021-2022 year, we purchased further outdoor resources to support OPAL, such as easels, chalks and crayons. We also purchased a variety of sporting bibs to help pupils identify teams when playing sporting games such as football during their playtimes. In the 2022-2023 year we will continue to gather pupil views of what they would like to see across the school and work towards this through fundraising ideas put forward by class reps.
In December 2021 the school council ran a Christmas fayre and welcomed pupils from across the school to attend, supporting pupils with their use of money and coin recognition. We raised £100 from this event.
In December 2021 the school council also supported Save The Children through Christmas Jumper Day and raised £76 for this charity.
School Council reps gathered information on the new in-house catering for the school and put forward suggested ideas for menu options that they would like to see offered.
Reps suggested a variety of games and stalls that pupils would enjoy for our annual Summer Fun Day. These were shared with the fundraising officer, who was successful in implementing the ideas, ensuring the pupils could have fun and this event.
We are also continuing to work on our Eco Schools Award and make sure our school is Eco Friendly. Our School Council reps are also our Eco-School reps and they are very excited to support the school on this continued journey.
In November 2022 we undertook a cake sale to raise money for a local charity. We voted and decided upon The Pied Piper Appeal, a charity who support sick and disabled children across Gloucestershire. We are thrilled to have raised £225 for this amazing charity.