Written by Amelia, Mila, Megan, Tom and Mylee; members of the School Council
In our role as School Councillors we aim to:
*support charities and those that need help
*share our love of Suffolk Punches and raise awareness of their plight
*help to keep our school grounds and local area litter free
*listen to our friends and help to make our school even better
*help to plan and celebrate special events such as Remembrance Day, Children in Need and Christmas Jumper Day
*manage our school Lost Property.
At Birchwood we have a thriving School Council. Each class is represented by 2 Councillors whom have gone through a rigorous application process and been elected by their class mates. Our School Councillors wear their School Council badges with enormous pride!
School Council meet regularly and we share our work by leading whole school assemblies. We work on projects led by pupil voice and over the last few years have implemented our 2K a day initiative and designed and fund raised for a school pond. As School Councillors we are responsible for monthly litter picks, lost property and our wonderful adopted Suffolk Punch horse Emerald and her foals Tilly and Prince Phillip. We organise important fundraising events supporting charities often close to the school community such as Comic Relief and Beads of Courage. We also champion British values by leading activities linked to national events such as Remembrance Day and the Platinum Jubilee.
As School Councillors we are secure in our role and clear in our vision of how to help Birchwood become even better. We have a special School Council board which showcases all the work we do and by leading regular whole school assemblies everyone can become involved and understand our work. In 2022 for example, we worked hard to explain why the Queen's Platinum Jubilee was such a momentous event and decided to commemorate it by supporting the Queen's Green Canopy. We planted 3 new fruit trees (with the help of our Head Gardeners) so that Chef Nick make us delicious desserts for lunch! We also signed every pupil up for the Platinum Jubilee Junior Foresters award run by the Royal Forestry Society ..... and we all passed!