Every pupil at Glashieburn is involved in a council as each teacher/class takes ownership of one for the year.
There are lots of reasons why we run these councils…
Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) says that children and young people should have a say in decisions that affect their lives. A school council can provide a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views taken into account in decisions which impact upon them.
It is an important and useful way for schools to provide leadership and development opportunities for their pupils. Our councils also contribute to the development of Glashieburn.
Within the school curriculum, one of the key areas making up the ‘Skills for Learning, Life and Work’. The curriculum requires that young people are provided with opportunities to participate in school and society. School councils are an excellent way in which to increase participation, teaching young people about democracy, local and global citizenship and accountability.
Our Current Councils for Session 2019/2020 are…
Pupil Council; Glashie for Ghana; Eco Schools; Fair-trade; Rights Respecting Schools; Sports Council; Digital Leaders; Play Leaders and Charities