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Thank you to all those children who applied for the position of school councillor. Mr Bramall, the Chair of Governors, and Mrs Smyth were impressed by the number and exceptional quality of the applications they received. Unfortunately, there are only six positions available, so during Thursday’s assembly, the names of all the applicants were put into a hat and six were drawn out.


We’d like to congratulate the following lucky children on having their names successfully pulled out of the hat and wish them well in their new role as school councillors:





  • Our school councillors aim to

  • attend meetings on time
  • wear and take care of their school council badges
  • be sensible and act as good role models to other students
  • be helpful, kind and polite to other students and staff
  • assist Mrs Smyth, the Governors and their peers in ventures set to make our school an even better place to learn and play
  • collect and voice the thoughts, views and opinions of their peers


I’m sure they will do a fantastic job!



December 2018 Update


At their first meeting they discussed what it means to be a school councillor and wrote their own statements to go on our School Council board situated on the corridor.  Please come along and have a look to see what our councillors have been up to.


Their first job as school councillors was to politely greet our visitors to the Harvest Festival.  They did this extremely well demonstrating the high standard of politeness we expect at Ryecroft.


November was an important month as we celebrated Ryecroft’s125th Anniversary! The school councillors were asked by Mrs Smyth to design and make posters to put up around school inviting everyone to our special exhibition/celebration evening.  The councillors also asked the help of parents and vsitors to bring any photos or memorabilia they may have to use in our exhibition. 


To promote the event further the school councillors visited local shops and businesses to invite them and their customers to our event.  The councillors asked politely if they could put their posters up in the shop windows so they could let as many people know as possible.  They were all very well mannered and showed everyone how proud they are of their school achieving this milestone!


They have also put together a Time Capsule filled with information about our school from November 2018 to be opened by Ryecroft in 2043.  Each councillor filled a sheet called ‘A Moment in Time’ answering questions such as who their friends are, favourite school meal and favourite teacher.  They visited each class to ask for a piece of work from a girl and a boy to put in the time capsule along with all the bunting made for the occasion by every child in school.  Hopefully Ryecroft 2043 will enjoy looking through their Time Capsule and a snap shot of what school is like now.


For our non uniform day to raise money for Children in Need our councillors helped jingle the collection buckets on the school gate raising a fantastic sum of money!


What a brilliant start school councillors in your new role!  Keep up the good work next term!