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Whitefriars Church of England Primary Academy

School Council



School Council 2021-2022

Our school council play an active role in the life of our school.  Two class representatives are elected from each class (year 2 – year 6) creating a school council of 20 children.  The council meet at least every half term to bring the child voice of the school alive and make sure it is heard throughout the school.

This year has been slightly different as due to our ‘Covid restrictions’ so we have had smaller socially distanced meetings.

So far this year we have been busy with the following:

  • Climate change and COP26

The councillors discussed positive actions that we can start in school and a list was made for each class:

  •  The councillors all had a go at designing a new label for the recycling baskets in each classroom. A winner was chosen and her design has now been printed and attached to each basket. The winner received a ‘Recycled Paper’ book set.

The councillors also talked about changing the school lunch time prayers as they need updating: These will be shared when completed.

  •  The councillors have also met and chosen a charity for us to help this year. They had an assembly based around the story of ‘The Invisible’ and have decided on The Night Shelter as our charity. We have already raised some money by singing carols in the town. This will updated with more plans later.

School council meeting minutes 18 11 2020

School council action plan 2019-2020

School council letter to Cleaners

School council letter to kitchen

Minutes 13-11-19 Recycling

 25 Things to do Before You Leave Whitefriars


The Whitefriars ’25 Things to do Before You Leave Whitefriars’ is designed to further enhance our outstanding curriculum. It gives every child the opportunity to participate in 25 experiences which they will remember for a lifetime. It has evolved from discussions about the National Trust’s top 50 things to do before you are 11 ¾ . Each one of the top 25 is designed to push boundaries of experiences traditionally associated with school. The key idea behind it is to give children access to a range of experiences which they will always remember!


The list was constructed by the children and teachers of Whitefriars. First each class council constructed their own list which the school council representatives, after much discussion, collated into a single list. Teachers and other school staff also constructed their own list which was taken back to the school council and added where possible. Initial ideas were discussed, some were eliminated, others were expanded upon. The final ’25 Things to do!!’ experiences have been developed following these meetings.

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