I got the inside scoop of Stony Dean’s famous student council. I’ve uncovered top secret plans and ideas. I’ve spoken to students about what serving in the student council is like. I had an amazing time serving in the school council and I’m excited to see what they do in the future. I’ve been lucky enough to serve for two years in row. My favourite thing about being in the school council is the chance to give the students a voice.  I took the opportunity during a meeting to ask some questions to the current student council board.

What is it like being in the student council?

‘A really good chance to be responsible and it is good to be a good role model’

Why did you want to be part of the student council?

‘Mainly because I wanted to know what it would be like, but it is really cool!’ – Year 11 student.

Personally, I joined initially for a similar reason but then I had a desire to demolish the competition to get elected because it was important for someone fair to have a seat in the meetings. I enjoy the responsibility and making choices to better our school.

What are some of the changes you have implemented?

‘We have been trying to get a Buddy Bench installed to promote friendship and to provide a safe place for people to hang out.’

We are working to make this dream a reality. We have already changed the lunch options (which now include delicious desserts such as cookies and apple crumble!

 Is there anything else you would like to do in the future?

‘We are planning to revisit the hot lunch options to keep the menu exciting!’

We are also attempting to make lunch time clubs more available for Key Stage 4. Our aim is to allow clubs that will spark the interest of our students.

Are there any exciting plans that are coming up?

‘I’m afraid this is strictly confidential!’

Overall, it is a fun experience being part of the student council. Our aim is always to make the students feel comfortable and happy in school. We do this by giving them the voice they deserve. Since I have been elected two years in a row, I hope to continue to be elected and make a difference to our school community.