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Our School Council


Elsenham C. of E. Primary's School Council provides a meaningful way in which pupils can voice their opinions and have their views taken into account about what matters to them at school.

Each member is elected by their class to represent them. They then listen to their class' ideas and views about how they can improve their school experience.


This year our School Council consists of:


Reception: Chester and Ella

Year 1: Nicole and Oliva

Year 2: Hudson and Max

Year 3: Scarlett and Isla

Year 4: Amber and Rose

Year 5: Sophie and Georgie

Year 6: Holly and Florence


Our Aim

To make the school a happy, clean and welcoming

place where the School Council make a big difference to learning

in a fun way.

As you can see from the photo, they are a smart, enthusiastic

team who are eager to make a difference. They are aware that

they are the voice of their fellow classmates.

Good luck to the School Council this year. We all know that you are going to be great in your new roles!

We have had a very busy first term. To begin, we introduced ourselves to the school and since then, we have been meeting regularly to plan and discuss various school events. 


Wear Yellow for Mental Health 

On Monday 10th October the whole school wore yellow for ‘World Mental Health Day 2022’. Some children wore yellow dresses, socks and we even had a Belle dress. In our classes we completed mindfulness activities and talked about how mental health is just as important as physical health.  

Remembrance Day

On the 11th November it was Remembrance Day. During the week, School Council sold poppies, snap bands and keyrings and raised a massive total of £534.33! In the lead up to 11am, while Year 6 were at the Elsenham War memorial reading out poems, the rest of the School Council lead a Remembrance assembly. During the assembly, KS1 read out ‘For the Fallen’ and KS2 read ‘In Flanders Fields’. We then rung the school bell to start the 1 minute silence.  

‘Come comfy’ for Children in Need 

On November 18th it was Children in Need. To celebrate this, we asked everyone to ‘come comfy’. We had so much fun - children and teachers came in joggers, oversized hoodies or onesies- we even got to wear our slippers all day! Each School Councillor lead a class assembly to tell their class what Children in Need is and why we raise money. Our Year 6 School Councillors Holly and Florence went round with a bucket to collect in any donations. We raised an amazing £321.66! 

‘Christmas Jumper day and Uttlesford Christmas Shoebox scheme’ 

Our last event of the year was Christmas Jumper Day where we got to eat a delicious Christmas dinner served to us by our teachers. During the last weeks we also invited donations of Christmas shoeboxes - these have been given to spread some happiness over the festive period and improve the wellbeing for some local families the most in need . 


Thank you for your generosity and continued support in helping us celebrate each event. 

On Thursday 23rd March, our Year 5 and 6 School Councillors (Florence, Holly, Sophie and Georgie) joined forces with some of the older members of Eco Council to attend the Bishop’s Stortford Pupil Voice Network meeting.

We had a short talk by a local district councillor, Mr Townsend, and with pupils from local schools in the area to take part in networking activities, games and quizzes. We also learnt about effective listening and meeting skills that we hope to use during our next school council meetings. According to Florence (Oak), “It was an exquisite day!" We received a lovely goody bag, school certificate and even made it in the local newspaper!