The children take an active role in the community through our Citizenship Council. We believe strongly that adults should do nothing that children could do with support.
Our Citizenship Council has class members from across the setting who have been elected democratically to represent the views of the class at regular meetings as well as lead on a range of committees, that are always under review. There are numerous examples:
Charity Council: responsible for selecting and supporting charity events across the school. Every year, they select a local, national and international charity to support as well as organise events to support these worthy causes. We currently support Children in Need, the Poppy Appeal and Oxfam. We have recently begun to consider fund raising also to purchase a defibrillator as a local charity event.
Play council: children access this with requests for improvements in the lunch and play provision, including zones, equipment and rotas. The support children at play
Eco Warriors: involved with all aspects of energy conservation and the presentation of a healthy environment.
Tech Team: organising the stage, music, lights, microphones and props for our many shows.
Food Ambassadors: helping in Coastal Café, with serving the salad bar, helping younger children and keeping water replenished.