Article 12 ambassadors (school council)
Article 12 Ambassadors (School Council)
"Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously." Article 12 - United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
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.
Grafton Primary School has a School Council made up of pupils (Article 12 Ambassadors) from Years 1 to 6. One representative from each class is elected by their peers. Before the elections, children are asked to give a presentation to their class, as to why they would make a good school council representative and then a secret ballot takes place.
The School Council is an important part of the school as it gives the children a voice in matters affecting them and is part of our work as a Rights Respecting School. It teaches children about democracy, active citizenship and their right to express their opinions.
The School Council meets every fortnight to discuss their views on school improvement issues. The Article 12 Ambassadors are responsible for seeking the views of their peers and ensuring these views are shared at meetings. There is a suggestions box in each Year Group so that all children can communicate their ideas to the School Council.