Democracy in action
The School Council is a very central and important aspect of life at the Rosary School. Through our School Council, we teach our pupils about democracy. Pupils are empowered, to make a difference, and through participation in the process, they can develop listening skills, leadership, self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.
The first of the five fundamental British values is democracy. By running our School Council, we are actively demonstrating respect for democracy and participation in the democratic process. We also enable all pupils to have a 'voice', and engage in making the school even better. Each class is called a 'Class Council'. Each Class Council meets at the start of the school year to elect two Class Council Representatives, to be part of the School Council; One boy and one girl. Within the Class Council the pupils discuss ideas for improving the school. These ideas are than taken to the School Council by the Class Council Representatives for discussion, agreement, and prioritisation.
The School Council have been involved in projects in school from solutions to address litter to choosing the new adventure play equipment.