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All the children that took part in the nominations last week were an absolute credit to themselves, the school and their classes. The speeches were fantastic, we're sure that a future Prime minister lies amongst our pupils!
We do now have our School Council representatives for this year. Congratulations to the following children. We know that they will do a fantastic job.
Big Ben Kaisen
Downing Street George
Hyde Park Raheem
Olympic Park Jared
School Council Elections!
This week, we are holding our School Council Elections and each of the KS1 and KS2 classes will elect a representative to the council by secret ballot.
What do the School Council do?
The School Council takes part in lots of activities including:
• Listening to the views and concerns of other pupils;
• Representing these concerns to teachers, Mr. Wright and other adults;
• Coming up with ideas to help improve the school and make decisions;
• Thinking of ways to contribute locally and globally;
• Fundraise for Chatsworth and charities;
• Having the responsibility for a budget;
• Representing Chatsworth at the annual School Council Conference.
Being a school councillor is a very responsible position as you have to have a lot of sensible ideas and sometimes have to do things in your lunch times. However, it is your chance to play an important part in our Chatsworth community. You may feel a little nervous about putting yourself up for election but it is exciting to see what happens when people share their ideas so be brave!
If you think you would like to represent your class, the next step is the election process!
People who would like to run for School Council will present their speeches to their class explaining:
• Why they would like to be a School Council member;
• What issues they think are important; and
How they will work to represent the ideas of the class.
To make it fair, there will be a vote so that everyone can decide who will best represent them. This will be recorded on a secret ballot. You do not have to tell anyone who you have voted for!
The ballots will then be collected and counted and the newly elected School Council members will be announced at a special assembly.
You may feel a little nervous about putting yourself up for election but it is exciting to see what happens when people share their ideas so be brave!
Best of luck with your campaigns: I am very excited to see what ideas you come up with to help improve our School.