Crabtree Infants School

School Councils

School Council: Twice a year, 2 children per class are elected to be representatives for their class on a School Council. Weekly meetings take place where the children are involved in discussions around e.g. the school’s priorities, ways to further improve the school playground, fund raising events and supporting charities. The children then present the results of their discussions to the school.


Eco Council: Children are elected to be part of an Eco group to discuss environmental concerns. Activities have included designing posters to remind people to turn off the lights, a litter pick and bulb planting. The school has achieved the Eco Schools Silver Award for its work in this area.


Fairtrade Councillors: Children are elected to take on the role of a Fairtrade Councillor. This involves raising awareness of Fairtrade and helping to organise events throughout the year. The school holds a ‘Fairtrade Fortnight’ and the children help to run a Fairtrade Café for the parents. The school has achieved the ‘Fair Achievers Status’ award from the Fairtrade Foundation.