The Student Council committee provides the pupils of Meadow View Farm School with the opportunity to have a voice that is listened to throughout the school community, supporting the development of British Values by actively promoting democratic processes as members are voted for by the pupils. Through weekly student council meetings, pupils are encouraged to take ownership over creating a positive learning environment; underpinned by mutual respect for all, celebrating social identity differences. The student council representatives maintain a substantial amount of responsibility throughout their duties and are trusted to provide a voice for their peers during meetings. This experience enhances pupils’ interaction skills, develops their self-worth, self-esteem and confidence.
Below are some of the experiences and achievements gained through the implementation of student council:
On Saturday 6th May, King Charles III celebrated his official coronation. The children and staff were invited to come into school on Thursday 4th May dressed in red, white and blue.
Each class took part in wide range of activities throughout the day to celebrate the coronation- these were making crowns, decorating bunting and setting up the stalls on the MUGA ready for our party.
School council was in charge of the refreshment stall. We had been super busy baking and decorating the delicious cupcakes. There were 60 cakes in total! Enough for all the children and staff to enjoy one.
Red Nose Day 2023
Red Nose Day was on Friday 17th March 2023. As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Red Nose day brings the entire nation together to raise money and change lives.
To do our bit and raise money we asked children and staff to dress up in non-uniform for a £1 donation.
We also used Red Nose Day as a learning opportunity to help our pupils learn valuable life skills and gain understanding and empathy for others in the world.
As part of school council we decided to decorate some biscuits with icing pens and used cherries as red noses. During this time we discussed why ‘Red Nose Day’ is important and how our donations help others all over the world.
Children in Need- 17th November 2022
On Thursday 17th November, we celebrated Children in Need at MVFS. The children and staff all made an effort to dress in spots or yellow for this important day.
Everybody was also able to donate something no matter how big or small towards this wonderful charity of the BBC, which raises money for disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. They aim at giving every child the chance to reach their full potential in life.
On Thursday the children at MVFS also learnt about charitability , kindness, and the importance of helping others.
The school council worked extremely hard to bake cakes and decorate biscuits to sell on the 17th November for Children in Need.
School council also came up with the idea of offering face painting to raise money. Some of our young people chose to have spots painted on their faces or arms. It was lovely to see the staff getting involved too!
The School Council then had the important job of collecting and counting the money donated. We raised an amazing £97.15