‘Trusting in God; Growing in Wisdom’

Our School Council 2023-24

Our School Council are an important part of school life here at Whitegate C of E Primary School.  Each year, our children vote who they would like to represent their class on the school council.  We aim to grow the next generation of people who stand up for what they believe in. During our fortnightly meetings, all children get the opportunity to shine within group discussions. Furthermore, engaging in responsibility and experiences that enables them to grow in wisdom.

The School Council is here to represent you at meetings so that EVERYONE can have their voice heard.

How can I have my say?

1. Put a message in the suggestion box in the Practial Area.

2. Come and talk to us - your School Council reps! We are happy to listen to your ideas whenever they might occur!

3. Tell us what you think after feedback. Do you agree with everything decided? Can you think of anything you want discussed at the next meeting?

What kind of suggestions are useful? 

We REALLY want to make a difference to everyday life in school, not just think about special events days (although they are good fun, too)and it is not always about raising money either! Try to think of your usual routine at school and where things might be improved or changed for the better.

Ideas to do with.........

Playtime activities or routines

Things you would like in school

Special Events

Ways to raise money for school or charities


Have an input into choosing our school lunch menu

Sports events

These are just a few thoughts. Whatever you are thinking about that could help school carry on improving, let us know!

Remember we're here to listen!

We will use the Amnesty International resource - 'Learning about human rights in the Primary School' to provide children with their own understanding of human rights and the values and attitudes to underpin them.

Thursday 21st September 2023

In our first meeting, we discussed what we were going to do during this academic year and we had our School Council photo taken.

Thursday 5th October 2023

In today's meeting we discussed our plan for this academic year. We focused on the key areas we would like addressing which would provide the greatest impact.

Thursday 26th October 2023

In this meeting we broke the exciting news that we have a budget of £500 to invest. Furthermore, all school councillors have been given the task to investigate why the uptake to participate in extracurricular clubs has not been as expected.

Thursday 16th November 2023

Today we discussed which clubs would be the most popular. Some of the ideas were Fitness, art, reading/ wellbeing and drama clubs. We identified a place to plant bulbs that had been donated to the school.

Thursday 11th January 2024

We discussed that our mission this year is to improve the Acorns outside area. We are going to meet the staff in Acorns to communicate what they would like improving. Later, we planted the daffodil bulbs in the planters on the way to the school field.

Thursday 25th January 2024

Miss Daniels joined us for school council today, she took us on a tour of the outdoor area. She spoke about what areas needed our focus, they were:

  • New bikes
  • Paint all wood
  • Provide outdoor tables
  • New water area equipment
  • Sand for tyres

Thursday 8th February 2024

We were joined by the Whitegate Safety Officers in today's meeting. Our focus was safe parking outside of school. We decided that we are going to create a survey to investigate how everyone gets to school? We spoke about starting a 'Walking Bus' from Vale Royal Abbey, this would enable children to be dropped off slightly earlier and it would increase physical activity for all involved.

Thursday 14th March 2024

During this week's meeting, we discussed which recycling bins we would like for the school. We have decided we are going to start with recycling paper and later start recycling other things. #StartSmallThinkBig

Friday 3rd May 2024

As we have noticed an increase in litter on the playground, we created posters to raise awareness about looking after our planet.

Next Meeting - 23rd May 2024



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