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Pupil Leadership

The aim of Nicholas Hawksmoor’s School Council is to involve pupils in decision making in and around the school. We help lead and direct fundraising projects (along with our newly formed RotaKids Group) and whole-school events as well as raising the profile of how children and schools can be involved in the wider community. On such matters, we discuss any points raised and vote on a course of action. At the beginning of the year a representative from each class is voted in to office. The older councillors in years 5 and 6 help keep the minutes, plan agendas and chair the meetings. Other teachers, staff and governors may attend the meetings and get involved in discussions or projects. We meet on Thursday mornings each week.


During 2019 and 2020 we aim to continue managing and running our school shop while also helping to organise fundraising. We have already raised lots of money for The Royal British Legion and Children in Need and are looking to other worthy charities. We have also looked to how we can further support our local FoodBank this Christmas.  

We are continuing to examine ways in which we could make a practical difference to our school environment and intend to maintain the Walkers Crisp Packet recycling scheme. We estimate that we sent back over 1600 crisp packets by the end of last year and would like to beat that this year.


Our latest initiatives are to get involved with other school councils in local schools and beyond to examine what we could collaborate on and share. We have also been examining the benefits of registering with Terracycle and seeing if it is worthwhile becoming a collection/recycling point within the community for things like pens of all shapes and sizes, plastic packaging for used laundry and cleaning products,used packaging for dishwasher products and so forth. We'll be letting you know more on that later.

It is a great opportunity to be involved beyond the classroom and as next year approaches and we anticipate our new councillors doing great things, we hope the pupils will take the school on from strength to strength.