School Council

24th October 2019

School Council

 

The school council have been listening to their classmates and decided that their first objective would be to stop the use of plastic cutlery at lunchtimes (this currently happens with the pudding option on a Friday). The children, quite rightly, pointed out that single use plastic cutlery is both wasteful and damaging to the environment. We are delighted that the kitchen staff have agreed to this and will cease to use this type of cutlery from next term. Inspired by this success, Daniel and Spencer, Year 6 school councillors, have lodged an e-petition via the UK Parliament website. The petition has received the required support to take it to the next stage and we are confident it will be on the UK Parliament website from next week. Should the petition, The Batt School council would like single use plastic cutlery and straws banned from UK schools, receive 10 000 likes it will be mentioned in Parliament and in the event of it receiving 100 000 likes it will be debated in the House of Commons. The children will have opportunities to learn more about the workings of the UK parliament after half term during UK Parliament Week.