School Council is made up of children from Reception to Year 8 and provides a forum for Barrow Hills pupils to have their say in how the School is run and put forward new ideas. Representatives are voted onto the School Council by their peers.
Children attend regular meetings where ideas from year groups are expressed and considered. The children lead each enterprise with reasons why it is deemed a move in a positive direction, offering valid suggestions on how to achieve each proposal. Encouraging our children to express their views on school life helps them to feel empowered and strengthens the community spirit for which we are renowned.
School Council initiatives range from the ever popular Prep disco, Christmas Jumper Day, Winter Wonderland and hot chocolate sales to regular meetings with our Head Chef, to discuss likes and dislikes on the menu. Unsurprisingly, members of School Council put forward suggestions to increase the amount of pizza they could eat at school! The weekly menus were shared with the children to help them understand the importance of a healthy balanced diet. The understanding of the need to help protect our planet led to an initiative to raise money for new hand driers in the cloakrooms.
A recent highlight was to create a Grandparents Day at Barrow Hills. From Pre-Prep right through to Upper Prep, all the children took great pride in introducing their much-loved grandparents to the special Barrow Hills environment. Over 300 visitors were welcomed to the School for an afternoon filled with joyfulness, love and cream teas!