Each September School Council elections are held and representatives are elected from each of the junior classes. Any child who wants to stand for the school council gives a short talk to their class outlining their ideas for making Woodlands even better. A secret ballot is then held to elect two boys and two girls from each year group. School Councillors attend regular meetings to work on various projects suggested by themselves and their classmates. The School Council has introduced many new initiatives, including: ‘The Golden Table’ (where once a week lunchtime welfare assistants choose well-behaved children to sit on a special table with fruit juice, fresh fruit and a table cloth to colour on!); playground equipment – each year group has a range of apparatus to use (skipping ropes, moon bouncers, koosh balls, etc.); a climbing wall was erected in the Junior playground with money raised by the pupils – the School Council organised a sponsored ‘Skipathon’, where the proceeds were split between a charity and a school-based project.
A visit to the Houses of Parliament has become an annual highlight for Woodlands' school councillors; this trip takes in the London Eye, a workshop in Parliament, time in both chambers of the House & time with our local MP (currently Bill Esterson).
Woodlands' School Council has linked up with Formby School Voice (FSV), a coaltion of school councillors from primary & secondary schools from across Formby. The aim of FSV is to allow the young people of Formby to have a voice' in their community they have been able to meet with local councillors, the police, church leaders & even our MP. A massed 'Walk to School' event was organised, where hundreds of children walked to their schools from Duke Street Park in Formby.