School Council and Bolsover Youth Council
Both the School Council and Bolsover Youth Council have had a significant impact regarding a number of important school issues over the last few years. Student Voice has increased and our aim is to develop this even further.
Each Tutor group is represented on the Student Council and meet 6 times a year as a full group. Separate committees; each with their own chair and assistant chair, also meet at lunch or after school. Two representatives attend School Governors meetings three times a year to express any pupil concerns and to update Governors of the various projects the committees are working on.
Six pupils from the School Council represent Tibshelf at the Bolsover Youth Council. They meet five times a year and work in their own time on the project the Youth Council has selected for that academic year.
Pupils have focused on pupil well-being and raised awareness of different types of bullying. For example, they completed presentations and assemblies on homophobia and autism. They raised £374 for the charity; Young Minds.
The Recycling Committee has been very successful and introduced paper/cardboard recycling and is currently completing a sculpture project with tin and plastic bottles. Sponsorship from various businesses within the local community has helped to enable this.
The School Council initiated the recent changes within the School Prefect structure which have been implemented September 2015.
After consultation, a need for a Youth Club in the village was identified. Pupils have attended a variety of meetings and will be concentrating on how the club is to be run etc
The Bolsover Youth Councillors will be visited the Houses of Parliament; Autumn 2015 and met local MP; Dennis Skinner.
Youth Council with MP Dennis Skinner at the Houses of Parliament
School Council Recycling Committee
Bolsover Youth Council and School Council Give Cheque to Young Minds
School Council Planning Meeting