Student Council

What is the Student Council?

The Student Council is an elected group of children who meet every three weeks and work together to represent the pupils of Chapel Street. They are supported by Mrs Smith and Mrs Buckley.

Who can be a member of the Student Council?

At the start of each academic year (in September) each class will nominate two children – normally a boy and a girl – to become their class councillors. Every class from Year One up to Year Six votes for the children that they think will be able to represent their class best at School Council meetings.

How long can you be a Student Councillor for?

Student Councillors are elected to represent their classes for one year.

How many School Councillors are there?

Student Council has 36 members from years one to six.

What have the School Council been up to last year?

See below for just some of the things that the Student Council were involved in last year:

  • Helping to appoint the new Headteacher.
  • Problem Solving - The Student Council collect and discuss issues raised by each class and decide how they can help to improve the school community and environment. Last year this included ways at improving littering, ways to tackle racism, working on British Values and looking at the new playground layout. As a result a lunchtime quiet area and a ‘Quiet Club’ were developed.
  • Helping in the wider community - The children regularly plan activities to support charity events, such as, Children In Need and Red Nose Day.

The members of Chapel Street Community Primary School Student Council have been working very hard on a project to improve road safety and the environment outside Chapel Street and the surrounding roads. The children have been working with the Levenshulme Bee Network and Sustrans to put their safety proposals in place. The students have also been conversing with Levenshulme local MPs to share their wonderful work. The Student Council have been privileged to visit the Lord Mayor and his chambers in Manchester to showcase their ideas and plans, as well as having the opportunity to meet the mayor himself!