The School Council are a peer elected group of children from Year 1 to Year 6 who represent pupil’s views across Oaklands School. Each class has a School Council member, chosen by the class at the beginning of the school year.
The School Council allows pupils to share ideas on matters important to them and feel part of the school community. School Council representatives attend regular meetings each term with Mrs Wheatley. At the meetings, children discuss fundraising opportunities, whole school issues, such as recycling, and raise any issues from pupils in their class. The School Councillors work hard to set a good example to other pupils in school and sometimes meet visitors and participate in special assemblies.
Previously, School Councillors were involved in fundraising for Guide Dogs for the Blind and Comic Relief, shared ideas for improving recycling and reducing waste in school, took part in assemblies and even interviewed new members of staff.