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School Council

Meet our 2023 / 2024 School Council team!

What have we been up to?

What have we been discussing?


March 2024 Meeting Agenda:


We carried out our first litter pick of our local area! We collected lots of litter up 'The Cut' and removed this. We planned where our next litter pick would be based on where we had seen litter in the area. 


February 2024 Meeting Agenda:



This month we had our first sponsored event to raise money for our chosen charity Ipswich Town Foundation. Students took part in a sponsored dartboard event raising over £1,100 for the Foundation.

The day was a big success, with students given an opportunity to take on the dartboard challenge, as well as meeting Town mascot Crazee. “I really enjoyed the event, it was so fun to cheer on our friends and practice our football skills,” said Amelia, a Year 6 student at Holbrook. “I think the amount we raised is so good and I am so please for the Foundation.”

“I liked trying to score the highest number, it was great to see the class compete to get the best score,” add Louis, Year 2.



December 2023 Meeting Agenda:


We began planning for our first charity event in the New Year. We are working with Ipswich Town Foundation to host a sponsored dartboard event! The School Council started planning the timetable and learning more about where our money is going. 


November 2023 Meeting Agenda:


The School Council met with our chosen charity, Ipswich Town Foundation. We discussed different fundraising ideas and began planning our future activities to raise money. We have had a successful food bank collection for Fans Supporting Food banks who have also visited our school to deliver an assembly on the importance of Food banks. We collected lots of food items ready for their Christmas parcels. Our 'pen recycling scheme' has also launched, this is replacing our crisp packet scheme.


October 2023 Meeting Agenda:


Chosen charity:

The School Council has taken suggestions from all the classes to create a shortlist of local charities. We have voted to support Ipswich Town Foundation and Fans Foodbank this year. Our big question next week is 'what fundraising ideas can we think of to raise money for our new charity?'. We have presented our new charity in assembly and shared this with the school. 


 September 2023 Meeting Agenda:


Overview of School Council in class assembly:

We discussed this weeks big question 'which local charity should we choose to support this year?'. We began brainstorming some ideas before the School Councillors take it to their classes for further suggestions. When we meet next week we will decide our new charity. 


Eco Code:

We have checked our school Eco Code and made the following amendments:

We no longer recycle crisp packets in school.

 Reduce our negative impact on the environment through picking up our litter on our school site and putting this in the bin.



At Holbrook we are proud to have pupil representatives that take part in Class and School Council meetings. These councils are in place so that pupils have a voice and can be involved in decisions about the school that affect them. Class Council allows all pupils the opportunity to raise issues, share ideas and take part in discussions. Children manage to reach a democratic solution. Wider issues that arise at Class Council are discussed further at School Council. It is important that as many pupil voices are heard as possible. Pupils at Holbrook know that this is their school and their thoughts and ideas matter. Our School Council meet every two weeks and share their minutes at whole school assemblies. A 'Big Question' is then discussed the following week during discussions in class. Our School Council also act as an eco-committee and are devoted to making Holbrook as green a school as possible.




Holbrook Primary Eco-Code

The School Council would like all pupil, staff and visitors to agree to the following eco-code


We will…….

· RECYCLE all scrap paper, using both sides.

· RECYCLE all cardboard.

· RECYCLE all clean, plastic containers.

· RECYCLE used batteries, textiles, ink cartridges, and shoes.

· REUSE fruit and vegetable waste for compost.

· REUSE materials to support our learning (junk modelling, glue pots, flower pots etc.).

· REUSE pens and glue sticks by putting lids back on after use.

· REDUCE the amount of paper printed and always print double sided and use less coloured ink

· REDUCE the amount of energy used to heat our radiators by turning them down and wearing a jumper

· REDUCE water wastage by turning off taps.

· REDUCE electricity wastage by switching off and closing doors.

· REDUCE food wastage by pre ordering our school lunches and eating up!

· REDUCE our carbon footprint by walking, scooting or biking to school.

· REDUCE our use of single use plastics by using reusable drinks bottles, avoiding cling film and purchasing responsibly

· REDUCE our negative impact on the environment through picking up our litter and putting this in the bin

· REDUCE the use of plastic by only laminating when absolutely necessary