Since the beginning of the academic year we have had regular School Council meetings. Each class throughout Buckfastleigh have two representatives within the council. The councillors were chosen through a democratic vote in the classrooms.
Buckfastleigh School Council meet up on a weekly basis and this enables us to discuss and improve the school. We have been able to raise over £300 pounds for Children In Need. This was achieved due to a cake sale, raffle and a mufti-day. On top of this we have aimed to improve wet play times by buying wet play games for each class.
We are currently working on arranging a Sports Relief day for all of the children to participate in and hopefully raise a lot of money for a great cause.
Our big project for the next few years is to develop the back playground. We have had many ideas from all age groups and we hope to start developing this in the very near future.
If you want to join us at one of our meetings you are more than welcome to join us. The dates and times of meetings are always displayed on the School Council Noticeboard.
Review of 2014-15
Our School Council worked hard all year to raise money for a number of different charities – from selling cakes to raise money for Comic Relief (£1200), holding mufti days to collect for The Nepalese Earthquake Appeal (£250) and Children in Need (£375) to selling cakes and wrist bands for The Royal British legion poppy appeal (£300). Our last event of the year was Buckfastleigh’s Got Talent Event on 17th July, where we raised over £500 for Marie Curie. They also played a vital part in interviews we did for new class teachers and other key roles in the school.
Our School Councillors for 2015-2016 are;
Ollie W, Evie, Kayleigh, Charlie M, Ren, Erin, Zak, Alana, Charlie Mai, Holly, Sol, Jayanne, Zac, Pheobe M.