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Newlands
Girls’ School

School Council

We encourage our pupils to be involved in all aspects of school life. The Student Council drives forward ideas and suggestions for improvement, helping to implement change. 

The School Council has contributed to initiatives such as the designing of a new Science laboratory and raising funds for picnic benches and lockers. It also helps the school reach out and take an active part in helping the wider community. Each year the council is responsible for selecting charities to support and in recent years, Save The Children, Breast Cancer Research and Parkinsons UK have all benefited.

All pupils are eligible to stand for election onto the Council, which is chaired by the Head Girls. Pupils learn about the processes behind a democracy by nominating and voting for their peers, or standing themselves for election. They take part in debates, put forward ideas, and develop skills in listening and public speaking.  Collaboration and leadership are key aspects of the Council’s ethos.

December 2019