We held a democratic election campaign the first week of our Autumn Term.
All children were given the opportunity to think about the qualities a class representative should have, and consider whether they would like to be elected themselves.
Children wanting to represent their class were invited to present their election promises, before a secret ballot was held. At St Mary's we used ballot booths, where each child put a cross on the ballot paper beside the name of the person they wanted to represent their class.
The secret ballot papers were then counted and the results announced in assembly. The class representative with the most votes were invited to join our Junior Leadership Team.
The Junior Leadership Team meet most weeks, where we discuss and suggest how we can help improve the school and benefit everyone, and consider fundraising events for charities and the school.
We have been very successful this year
We organised a’Spotacular’ School Disco which was popular with all children
We raised £360.78 for Children in Need
We also raised £46.00 towards the school funds by making and selling Hama bead Christmas tree ornaments
After raising that new coat pegs were needed – they were fitted before our next meeting
As Ambassadors, we re-launched Children’s University, with 20 awards earned in the Autumn term
Our head boy and girl now have the responsibility of escorting new parents on tours of the school
We have successfully made a total of three bids to the Children’s University
We have received £250.00 to start our Flower Arranging,Craft and Gift Making Club
We have received gardening equipment to start a Gardening Club
We have received musical instruments and Miss Davidson has been given a Salsa lesson, so we can start a Salsa Club
All of these new clubs will be starting after the half term break
We also encouraged all children to Get Active for the 10 day walk to school challenge
This resulted in over 80% of our pupils completing the challenge and receiving awards