Gusford’s School Council
What is a School Council?
A School Council is a group of pupils from across the school who meet regularly to discuss ways to improve school life. These pupils are elected by their classmates at the start of every year.
What does the School Council do?
The School Council discusses ways to improve life at Gusford, including suggestions from their peers. For example, recently the School Council have researched and discussed ways to improve lunchtimes, which led to more play equipment being purchased.
The School Council also co-ordinate all of the fundraising activities in school, and have previously run non-uniform days, poppy sales and cake sales to raise money for a large number of charities.
In 2017/2018 we raised £888 for Children in Need as well as money for St Elizabeth Hospice and Sport Relief.
How can I ask the School Council about my ideas?
Ideas can be given or explained to one of your class School Council representatives. They will take your idea to the next meeting and discuss it with the rest of the School Council.
School Council Trip to the ALT Student Voice Conference
On Thursday 12th October 2017 the School Council attended the Active Learning Trust’s inaugural Student Voice conference at Portman Road. They took part in different activities to develop their team building, listening and empathy skills in the morning, followed by a delicious lunch of hotdogs and chips in the Players’ Lounge. In the afternoon, we worked with other schools to compare our ideas for the year, and then put together an action plan for how they would like to improve life at Gusford over the next year.