Henry Cavendish we have a very active school Council. These are children that have been elected by their peers to represent the views of their class. Our School Council has elected children from Years 2 to 6 at both Balham and Streatham. They are elected annually by their class and the School Council meets with the School Council lead teacher once a fortnight. We believe that this experience of involvement and responsibility in their own school community gives the children an invaluable opportunity to develop as informed and caring citizens in a democracy.
Our School Council have been responsible for significant changes and improvements to our school including:
- Renovated school toilets
- Upgraded drinking fountains
- Water bottles
- School rucksacks
- Scooter racks
- Improved school dinner procedures
- Suggestions for new school library books
The School Councillor’s term runs from January to December with elections in January.