Our School & ECO Council
In September of each school year, the children in P4-P7 elect their School and ECO Council representatives. Each child wishing to stand for election writes and presents their manifesto to their class. Election fever then grips the school and the pupils go to the polls. A boy and girl from each class is elected to form a new council.
Monthly meetings are held in Miss Bannon's room to discuss issues which are relevant to the pupils. Each class has a class council (everyone in the class is involved) to enable the council members to set the agenda for discussion at each meeting. The meetings are not quite like debates in the House of Commons but sometimes they do come close!!
The existence of our School and ECO Council is an important part of our school life as it ensures the pupils have a voice and supports, 'Article 12: United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child'.
Article 12 states...
Every child has the right to say what they think in all matters affecting them.