The Russell School

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School Council

Our School Council is a lively forum, allowing the children a network of communication throughout the school. Meetings are held every month and are chaired by our Year 6 leaders and the views of the children are incorporated into the ongoing development of the school.

Elections are held in September each year, and each class member has the opportunity to vote two class representatives. Children wishing to stand for election prepare a short speech which they present to their class.  School Council representatives hold the position for the rest of the academic year and are recognised with a special badge. 

Our School Councillors:

listen to the views of pupils in the school;

represent the school at meetings and functions within the school;

work to make positive changes to life at The Russell School.

 Representatives for 2018/2019:

Year 1: Alexander and Beatrix

Year 2: Benji and Ellen

Year 3: Rory and Antalya

Year 4: Oscar and Sadie

Year 5: Jonny and Esme

Year 6: James and Isla

 Community Collaboration 

Children from Christchurch School approached councillor Alex Michaels, chairman of the Youth Council and Young Persons’ Champion, to discuss the proposed Wonder Wood for Chorleywood. They wanted to try to find a way to discuss and share their views on the proposal. The children debated and discussed ideas and finally voted unanimously to produce a short video featuring the views of pupils from Christchurch, Chorleywood, The Russell and Arnett Hills to showcase their thoughts on the project.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VZl0kIWWIo&feature=youtu.be 

100,000 Bulb Challenge - October 2018 

To launch the Student Council Forum’s environment focus, every child in the Riversmeet Consortium of primary schools has been given a crocus bulb to plant.  Crocus bulbs have been chosen for the project because they are an RHS approved pollinator and their annual flowering will be a visual reminder of the importance of the environment in our lives.  Parents and carers have been asked to help their children to plant the bulbs across the local area so that we can all enjoy a community in bloom!

Student Council Forum - October 2018

On Monday 15th October, Isla and James (the school councillors from Year 6) attended a meeting of the Student Council Forum at the Three Rivers Council offices in Rickmansworth. The Student Council Forum brings together the school councils from local schools and enables them to work together on projects for the local area. The purpose of the meeting was to set the Forum’s focus for this year which is the environment. Together the children learned about recycling in Three Rivers and they found out that Three Rivers is the 7th best council in the country for recycling! The children then had the opportunity to work with recycled materials to create a piece of art! Isla and James were great ambassadors for the school and now have the job of feeding back all that they learned to our own school council.