Our Academy Council at Ackton Pastures Academy is made up of driven children who represent pupil voice within the school. Each class has a representative on the Academy Council. The Council was elected by a democratic vote in each classroom. Teachers read out the applicants’ applications anonymously and the children in the class had to vote for their representative. They meet every Wednesday, with Mrs Whalley, to complete tasks and discuss upcoming events.
Academic Year 2017/18
During the Autumn term the councillors launched the ‘Advent Calendar Appeal’. The aim of this was to collect as many advent calendars as possible for the local food bank in Castleford. They made posters to display around school and led their own school assembly to promote the appeal. They set themselves a target of 100 calendars however they collected a fantastic total of 216!
The School Councillors have had a productive start to the year. They are working alongside Mrs Stringwell, the Learning Mentor, to produce a child friendly safe guarding policy. Each child has had input as to what they think children can do to stay safe in and out of school. They are currently designing the finished document.
On Wednesday 17th January, the councillors were privileged to meet Councillor Barker – the Mayor of Wakefield. They asked him a series of questions to find out more about his roles and responsibilities.