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School Council

Having a School Council at Hook-with-Warsash means children can have their say and can make a difference to our school.

The School Council is made up of one child from each class (years 1-6). These children have been democratically elected by their classmates to act as their class representative. The School Council meet twice every half term to discuss a variety of issues relating to the school. The School Council look at both school and wider community issues. They are the pupils' voice and have an important role to play when making decisions about: the school buildings, the curriculum, lunch and play times and other important events.

The School Council also are involved with the decision making process when it comes to the school’s charity and community work. Year 6 members chair the meetings, assisted by a member of staff, and all children contribute to each meeting by sharing ideas they have discussed with their classes over the previous weeks.

Once a term, the year 6 School Council representatives are invited to talk to the school governing body to report on a range of activities undertaken by the pupils.

  • Considerations for this academic year

    • Infant Playground Markings

    • Raising funds to build a Friendship Tree 

    • Getting to know more about the School Governors

    • Rota for the adventure playground

    • Visiting the Mayor's Parlour


    • Learning more about the role of local councils


    • Meeting the Mayor at our school

The Friendship Tree

And finally...the tree has been built!

The Friendship tree was designed by children at the school. The school council announced that they felt the Junior playground needed a Friendship area as they missed the Friendship bench in the Infant playground. The children specifically asked for a tree-but they wanted it to be unique. Every child in the school was invited to design a tree and the winning designs were put together to create the final design. The children worked hard to raise the money for the tree. This included doing a sponsored spell, sponsoring and painting a leaf on the tree; and organising a fund-raising day. We also had a generous donation from an anonymous grand-parent meaning that we meant we had enough money to build the tree. The children love the new Friendship tree which gives them a quiet area to meet friends in the playground.



The School Council with their finished tree.

In 2017 the School Council expressed the pupils' desire to have a Healthy Tuckshop in the Junior playground so that children could buy snacks at breaktime. They wanted to create a unique area to sell the food from. The designs of the children were brought together and the Dragon Tuckshop was created also doubling as a play castle for the infants to use. The next challenge is to organise the food for the Tuckshop and games for the infants to store in the castle.

The School Tuckshop officially opened in 2017. Made and paid for by children at HWW

"We love the Tuckshop- there a are lots of healthy options including: fresh fruit, milk, orange and apple juice, raisins and cheese and biscuits but the favourite choice is a freshly baked wholemeal roll-delicious!"