Riverside School Student Council
At Riverside we have had an active School Council for many years. Each class in school votes for a School Council representative each term in order to give any child the chance of becoming a Councillor. Our team of Councillors are involved in many areas of school life. In the past they have been involved in making decisions about things as diverse as new school equipment, the Year 11 prom and the colour of the school hall walls. They are always bringing new ideas to the meetings from their classes which we then discuss and action if possible. Being a School Councillor supports your child’s development as it encourages important skills such as listening, speaking, turn taking and sharing to name just a few. It also gives them some responsibility for their own learning but also that of their friends in school.
In addition to the School Council the pupils also elect a Head Boy and Head Girl each year. Those Year 11s who wish to stand for each position give a short speech to the other pupils and then everyone votes. Like the school councillors, the Head boy and Girl gain a great deal from
this position and fulfil a number of important roles and even show visitors around