Our School Council represents the views of all our pupils. It gives children the opportunity to make their voices heard and feel part of the whole school community.
We run our School Council slightly differently to other schools; rather than having two representatives from each class, we try to involve as many children in leadership as we possibly can.
We offer up a leadership challenge and then children volunteer to take part.
Some of our challenges:
1. Christmas shoe boxes: We sent a whole range of shoe boxes to adults and children around the world.
2. The 'Tim Brighouse' challenge: When Tim Brighouse came to visit us, he challenged us to find as many people as possible who came to Dry Sandford School in the past. Through a variety of sources, we have found many many people who came here. They have told us all about what the school was like years ago and also what they have achieved since leaving. This is hugely inspirational for all of our children and will make an incredible history project. The community has been fantastic and continues to send in emails, letters and photographs.
We also had a visitor (Malcolm Metcalfe) who was an evacuee and attended the school during the war years. Since this he has become an author and travelled the world. He is still travelling now!
3. Which new sports equipment shall we buy?
4. How can we make improvements to our own community?
5. How can we make our oceans live for longer?
6. What can we do about all this plastic?