We are a group of children of different ages and from different classes who work together to help to improve our school. There are two representatives from each class, usually one boy and one girl. Each year we elect a new school council.
Meetings & Student Voice Books
We meet regularly to discuss our ideas and we have student voice books which we take to each meeting. We use these books to write down any points and ideas of our classmates to share with the other councilors. We also write down what has been discussed at the meetings so we can tell our classes. This means that all of the students in our school can have a say in what happens at Hazeldene.
Fundraising & School Projects
Over the years we have organised lots of events to raise money for our school and some charities. We hold a coffee morning every September to raise money Macmillan Cancer Research. Over the last five to six years we have raised over £1800 for this charity.
We help at the Christmas and summer fayres every year by organising and running various games stalls. The money raised from one Christmas fayre went towards the ‘tyre park’ on our school field.
Previously we ran a stationary shop for a year which sold pencils, rubbers, note books etc. This money also went towards the ‘tyre park ‘.
One project we organised was ’The Great Hazeldene Balloon Race’. We sold over 600 balloons which we let off all at the same time. It looked fantastic and some of the balloons even managed to fly all the way to France. The balloon that got the furthest landed 778kms from our school. We raised over £1100 from this event and this has paid for a quiet friendship area on our playground.
In the last academic year, we have also worked hard to raise awareness of Safe Parking near our school.
We look forward to another busy and productive year where we hope to make even more improvements to our school.