The School Council is our democratically elected representative student body. It meets most Tuesday lunchtimes, debates matters of concern to the children and reports to the Headmaster. Recommendations made are put before the Staff, and the best are adopted.
Every member of our community votes for Council representatives: children (yes, even the tiniest), teachers, drivers, cooks. All pupils in Year 6 and above can stand for election.
Each candidate makes an electioneering speech in Assembly. Some are voted in and some are not. It's a taste of real life, a preparation for life's highs and lows, a lesson in dealing with success and failure.
It also brings home an understanding of rights and responsibilities in our democratic society. Thornlow children must become good citizens.