Here at St Edmund's our student council is made up of 15 representatives of Year 5 and 6 pupils. The pupils are voted in by the children of St Edmund's at the beginning of the Autumn Term. This gives the children a feeling of ownership of the council, making it feel like they are Student Council.
Each class has its own representative from Reception to year 6. The students meet at least twice a month with Miss Grant to discuss ways to help the school and organise different pupil events. After the meetings, pupils go to each class to pass on what was discussed in the meeting, and the classes can put questions and ideas forward to their representatives to bring to further sessions. This year, due to the ongoing pandemic, the student council has been unable to meet in person, and has gone to a virtual platform with the help of Miss Grant.
Students have put forward numerous ideas and events for the school to do during the academic year 2020 - 2021:
December 2020 - Student council run a colouring competition 'Design a Bauble'
From January 2021, the student council came up with different challenges for children to complete whilst not at school. Some of the challenges that were run were; 'Tell Us A Joke', 'St Edmunds Got Talent' and 'What I Am Grateful For Challenge'. Children uploaded their items to a Padlet, and in this way, all children could see what others were putting forward.