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**NEW - Autumn 2023 Miss Willingham will leading School Council**


From 2018 - Summer 2023 School Council members were led by Mrs Swinden.


School Council members have been chosen by a ballot vote.


Autumn 2023

We have been working hard to design and select a badge for the evergreen children at Hornsea Community Primary School. The children have looked through different catalogues and picked out their favourite designs. The newly elected members of the school council voted on which design they liked the best. 

School Council 2023 - 2024

Summer Term 2023

The school council children have decided on their next project. They would like to improve / redecorate the toilets within school. They set up a ballot vote for each child within the school to have their say and gathered together to count the results.

Mrs Swinden went on Maternity Leave 

Summer Term 2022

Over the last few weeks the children have been writing persuasive letters to the local charity 'Lions'. They have asked for a donation of money to enable the school to buy new bins, bins that are clearly labelled and easy to use. We want it encourage children and adults in our school to recycle. Our next step is to speak to the school business manager to ask about bin collection and find out what our school recycling system could be. 

Spring Term 2022

The school council children are responsible for setting up, running and managing the star shop for the rest of the school. Today they excelled themselves showing fantastic managerial, communication and people skills. 

Autumn Term 2021


We have met as a team once a month throughout the autumn term. These meetings have been socially distanced under our outdoor gazebo. As a group we discussed our currently receyling within school. We all feel it is our duty to take action. The council committee are going to spend Autumn term researching our current wastage within school and gathering student voice input from their classroom peers. 


December UPDATE - We have decided we would like to go forward with news and differentiated bins. These will cost money, as a council team we are going to write a letter to the Hornsea District Lions. The children feel this would be more affective if they write it themselves. The children have been given the assignment to write a persuasive letter to the Lions outlining what it is we want and what it is for. 


November UPDATE - We have gathered all the research and discussed each suggestion 

- more bins around school

- differentiated bins (food waste, recycling, general waste)

- posters to remind the children

- posters to encourage teachers not to waste as much paper

- compost bin

- recycling reps

- recycling awareness assemblies 




2021 - 2022

Due to Covid 19 the previous school council team will continue as they didn't get the opportunity to complete the full year. 

January 2022

Our school council meetings are scheduled to start again, the council members have spent Autumn Term doing their own research into the waste within our school and looking at ways to reduce this, we plan to hold a full school council meeting (following our school Covid measures) when we return to school in January. This will be an opportunity for the children to share their findings with the group. 

July 2021

Today our school council held a socially distanced meeting to discuss our next project. We are going focus on rubbish!! We are going to research ways in which we can improve our recycling within school. The first step is to gather pupil voice from our class members. 

UPDATE: Covid 19 (May 2021) - School council meetings are scheduled to re-start next week. We are going to hold socially distanced outdoor meetings.


UPDATE: Covid 19 (January 2021) Lockdown - School council meetings are still on hold due to school closure. 


UPDATE: Covid 19 (September 2020) - We have not been able to start school council meetings up again due to our bubble arrangements within school. Hopefully meetings will be able to re-start in Spring Term.

2019 - 2020

UPDATE: Covid 19 (Mar 2020) Lockdown - School council meetings have been stopped due to school closure. 

Autumn Term 2019

This Term the Project for the school council children is based around editing and improving the behaviour / reward system at our school. The children have done lots of research; communicating with parents, children and staff to look at new ways of praising / rewarding positive behaviour. The children found the that most children wanted to receive a physical reward. The school council children ordered, priced and set up a star shop. All children within school receive stars as a way of acknowledging their good behaviour. The children are then, at the end of each term, able to spend their stars at the star shop - which is run by the school council children. 

2018 - 2019

May 2019 

Today school council met to count up the Ballot box votes. It was a very tricky task with lots of ballot papers. The results were very clear. The children of HCPS have voted 'YES' to changing the policy to allow children to bring juice in their water bottle. The next step is to present our results to the school Governors. 

April 2019

Mrs Whitehead has given the go ahead for us to collect some evidence from the children at school to support the changes we've suggested to the 'water bottle' policy. It has been decided that we will have an official vote using a ballot ox in each classroom. Today we made our ballot boxes for our class. 

March 2019 

Comic Relief - throughout the week leading up to Comic Relief a select number of the school council children were in-charge of selling the red noses to children within our school. This including handling money, giving change and polite manors. The children also decided that the children within school should come in red or red nose day related non-uniform for a donation of £1. The school council children chose some children to appear in the paper for their comic relief efforts.  

February 2019

The children met and presented the ideas and comments from their class regarding the changes to 'the water bottle' policy. The children decided that a lot of children in the school were passionate about this change and decided to take it to Mrs Whitehead to see if change could happen. 

January 2019

The school council met a discussed a list of things they would like to change/improve/develop within our school. The school council children had a lot of ideas but decided on 'the water bottle policy'. The children are going to present their change to their class in a school council lead session and then collect their classes thoughts and ideas.

December 2019 

School council held and led a Christmas Jumper day to help raise money for our school. The money is going to be used to buy new books for the school. 

November 2018

Children in need was a huge success - the School Council children conducted themselves really well. They  judged the competitions we had running today and worked really hard - delivering prices, discussing the winners, collecting the money etc. 

October 2018

The School council members met to discuss what they wanted to do for this year's Children in Need. They discussed it professionally and listened to each other's ideas. After a vote they decided on the follow:

- Pudsey Bear sculpture competition 

- Pudsey Bear fancy dress competition 

- Design a new Pudsey Bear banana competition 

The children also decided to hold a poster competition prior to Children in Need. The winning poster will be sent home as information for parents and displayed around school. 

September 2018 

Each class has had an election within their class. The candidates interested in being in the school council rep for their class had to prepare a pitch/speech to persuade their class to vote for them.