School Council is a lively and enjoyable forum for discussion. The boys are active stakeholders at Wetherby, providing an extra network of communication throughout the school. Topics in the school council meetings range from starting up new after-school clubs to choosing the end of term theme for the Headmaster’s fancy dress! The meetings are held every week and chaired by the Head of School Council, with Miss Lister writing the minutes. These minutes are then emailed out to staff to comment and respond to as well as being passed on to the Headmaster for discussion. You will also find them each week in the Wetherbuzz.
At the beginning of every academic year, each form elects their School Council representative with a very close vote in some forms. The election manifestos the boys present are both passionate and persuasive which just shows the competition for a much coveted position on the School Council.
Some of the new initiatives brought about from the boys include:
- Our school dog – Nancy
- Distribution of packed lunches on Fridays
- Selling poppies to form ‘bubbles’
- Mr Baker’s WW1 Solider Christmas costume (linked to British and German troops playing football together on Christmas Day)
- Creating our Wetherby Prep School Values: PERSEVERANCE, RESPECT, HONESTY, INCLUSIVE, TEAMWORK, KINDNESS