Our school council play an important role in our school. Each half term they meet with Miss Benjamins and Mrs Foster to discuss important issues which have been raised by the pupils in our school.
Issues, views and suggestions from every class are gathered and discussed by the school council then taken to these meetings.
We have one rep from each class in years 3 and 4 and two per class in years 5 and 6.
Last year, the school council’s projects included:
We met our newly elected councillors for the first time. Our agenda items included
Our next meeting will be after half-term when Miss Dodd will be taking over from Mrs Foster. Remember to let your reps know what you want discussed before then!
Four of our school councillors also hold the title of TfL Junior Travel Ambassadors. JTAs are elected in year 5 and hold the post until they leave Bessemer. We have two year 6 and two year 5 JTAs. This year, our year 6 ambassadors are Shiloh Ford and Mark O’Sullivan. Our year 5 ambassadors are Imogen Garner and Oliver Brogan.
Our JTAs have an important job at Bessemer as they are responsible for our active travel initiatives. They have helped us achieve gold TfL sustainable travel school status, something we’re very proud of.
Last year, they delivered an excellent assembly on clean air to the children at DUCKS, one of our Dulwich and Herne Hill Safe Routes to School partner schools. They have hit the ground running this year, having already:
You can see some photos of what they have been doing over the last few years here.