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Fortuna Fortuna

School Council

What is a school council?


A school council is a  group of pupils within a school who are elected by their peers to represent them and their views. They help to make decisions about how the school is run and take on projects that support the children’s learning and development, such as organising charity events, representing the school at outside events or ensuring the school is environmentally friendly.  


Why do we have a school council? 


  • It’s an important and useful way for us to provide leadership and development opportunities to pupils.
  • School councils are a great way for pupils to take on leadership rolespromote the voice of the children, problem solve and make an impact to their community.


What does Fortuna School's Council look like?


At Fortuna School our council is made up of 10, year 6 pupils who have been chosen to represent the pupils. The

pupils usually complete a term as an acting school council representative. This ensures that all year 6 pupils have the opportunity to participate. 


The school council does a number of things:

  • We meet with a grown up weekly to present, discuss and sort out problems that we believe will improve life at Fortuna school for all pupils. These could include school lunches, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events.
  • Members of the school council are responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed upon and reporting them in assemblies to the rest of the school
  • We choose a project that we feel will make an impact to our school environment and local community.



Working in the School Garden 




School Council Projects

This term the School Council have entered the Lincolnshire School's Challenge. This is the first time we have entered the challenge and are very excited. Our challenge is called Art from the Heart, and this is our challenge:  


Your challenge is to showcase the LAS by creating a piece of artwork made from majority recycled or reclaimed materials. The LAS is committed to maintaining a sustainable future and would like to install the winning artwork within the grounds, so it is
important that your artwork is impactful, free-standing and weatherproof where possible
(minimum size approx. 1m x 1m).
The artwork should incorporate the LAS ethos and represent the Society in some way, with its education and promotion of food, farming, the countryside and Lincolnshire heritage. The challenge should show research techniques, new skills and knowledge and understanding of recycling and reclamation processes. Students should document their planning, design and prototype stage.
Students are tasked with developing a campaign alongside their artwork to promote
recycling in the school, families and wider community, along with an action plan of how to
improve current practices and change mindsets.



Our Challenge Update 

We have decided that we would like to showcase the importance of bees to Lincolnshire's wildlife, countryside and food production. 

So far we have....

  • Launched our recycling campaign at school and with parents/carers
  • We have researched facts about bees
  • We have planted some wild flowers in the garden to attract bees