School Council



Marish School Council-2016/17

The School Council represents the children’s voice,

giving all children at Marish Primary the chance to share their ideas and have their say.


They encourage everyone to think of great ideas to help the school to become even more effective.

Ideas / issues are passed on to the school council. At the meetings the School Council discuss, investigate, plan, take action or find someone who can help.

There are representatives from every class from Year 3 children to Year 6.

This year the main focus was the school playground – many children during lunch felt lonely or didn’t have a lot of equipment to play with. The School Council were responsible for helping children friend/make friends during their play/lunch time. To keep the children entertained games were marked onto the playground hop scotch, number counting etc, which kept everyone engaged. This has been a great success! Moving forward, we now are focusing on buying more playground equipment!

In the Spring Term, the School Council have been busy making suggestion boxes and collecting suggestions from their peers  so that they can get as many ideas as possible about how to improve the school. The Councillors will be analysing the suggestions and possibly thinking about fund raising ideas. It is likely that they will be working towards getting new playground equipment or wet play games. 




This year, at Marish the children voted to focus on playground issues.


They had a lot of great ideas and have carried out the following:-

– Setting up a friendship stop in the playground at lunch times with a rota for Councillors to support those children who are sad or in need of a friend.

– Using the gazebo on the edge of the field as a place to put on activities for children who want something to do or someone to play with.

– Setting up a playground games project to give children new ideas about what they can play and do in the playground.

– Putting on assemblies to help implement their ideas.







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