Each academic year at Ranelagh starts with a very important job...electing the school council! There are two representatives from
class, apart from Year 6 where there are three as there is a chair, secretary and treasurer. Voting for our school council members creates a fantastic opportunity for our pupils to learn about democracy.
Meetings take place weekly on a Wednesday with Miss Last. The meeting is run according to an agenda and the secretary is responsible for keeping the minutes. Also, weekly meetings enable issues to be discussed as they arise.
School council have been working closely with the kitchen to share ideas about how to encourage more children to have a hot school dinner. First, the school council members spoke to their own classes to get their feedback on school meals and lunchtimes. Tina (our cook) then joined a school council meeting so this could be shared.
After that school council were all invited to have a school dinner in the hall. A special table was reserved and they got to tuck into a delicious roast dinner as well as a selection of desserts!
As a result of all this work school council launched a 'healthy meal' competition. This was introduced during a whole school assembly. The children have to design either a healthy packed lunch or a healthy school dinner. There are a range of prizes to be won...a £5 voucher for Sainsbury's, a free school meal for any day of the week and a chance to have the meal they designed put on the school dinner menu!