Our School Council is here to make Myatt Garden an even safer and happier place, not only from their perspective but from everyone’s perspective and with everyone’s help.  That is why we try and talk to lots of different children, so that we can share a big range of views at School Council meetings.


All children in KS2 can stand to be a member of School Council. They have to make  a speech to their class, saying what issues they think are important, as well as why they would make a good representative.  Every class will then choose one boy and one girl who they thought were sensible, could share ideas and speak up for students.  That’s how we got elected to be school council members!  You can see who we are here: school council members

This year our School Council has identified a number of projects that they are organising.

This is what we’ve focused on so far:

We all think that we should take care of our planet and not waste valuable resources or cause unnecessary pollution. We spoke to everyone in whole school assembly to introduce two new recycling projects.

Recycling batteries

Every child has been given a battery box to take home. Ask an adult to help you find old batteries and put them in the box. When you have lots of old batteries, bring them to school and take them to Ms Kerr. When the big battery bin is full, she will arrange for all the batteries to collected and taken to a specialist recycling centre.

Together, we can stop the chemicals from batteries leaking into land and our waterways.

Supporting our community

We want to support people who need our help and decided to bring a bit of happiness to families in need this Christmas. By asking every class to fill a box with specific food, we will work with the Big Red Box project and help families in South East London. Our target is to fill 18 boxes, but we need your help. Look out for the food lists on the door of your classroom and sign up to say what you can bring for your class box. When they are full, Ms Kerr will take them to the distribution centre.

Red Box Update! 

School Council did a great job collecting food for local families to support them during the Christmas period.  They filled more than 17 boxes to give to the Big Red Box charity.  Thank you to all our generous families who helped make the project such a success….. and well done to all the School Councillors who gave up their time to collect and sort all the food.

Anti-Bullying Leaflet

School Council works hard to make Myatt Garden better for everyone.  We love our school and want to make sure that every other child does too.  We continued the work of last year’s Councillors and produced a leaflet for every child to take home, so we all know how to act if we every see or experience bullying.

This is what our leaflet looked like before it was printed out: School Council – Anti Bullying Leaflet Myatt

School Council Elections for the Autumn Term will take place later this month.