Our School Council


Friday, 22nd June 2018


The school council at Otterham primary school have been working extremely hard all year to earn their Bronze PADL (Promoting Active Democracy Loudly) award.


They have actively listened to student voice and taken on board their ideas and opinions of their peers throughout the year. They have implemented a number of their suggestions, most successful of which was the Outdoor Learning Day. The school council have also raised money for their school and a number of charities including NSPCC and the Children’s hospice South West. All members of the school council had an important part to play, and they have been directly involved with their school and the wider community.


We were delighted to be invited to Truro County Hall on Friday 22nd June to be presented with our Bronze PADL award. The school council were all very excited, and presented a well-planned presentation to a number of other schools about the work they had done throughout the year.


“I have been incredibly proud of everyone in the pupil forum,” says Miss Goodman (school council leader). “They have all grown in confidence and it has been a joy to watch them grow as individuals.”


The school council are now working towards obtaining their Silver PADL award.

The school council this year have already been working hard listening to student voice. They have already have begun to focus on projects to improve the school further. The chairperson running the meetings is Phoebe (Year 6), the secretary is Daisy (Year 5) and the treasurers are Jake (Year 5) and Oska (Year 6). Oska is also Vice-chairperson. Sam and Lois are the Year 4 representatives. Isabelle and Ana are the Year 3 representatives. Peter and Pippa are the Year 2 representatives. Kyla and Finn are the Year 1 representatives. And Iyla and Theo are the Reception representatives. If you have any ideas of how to improve our school further then write them on a piece of paper and put them in our ‘thought boxes.’