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Meadow Bridge Primary School, Hillsborough

School Council


A School Council is a group of pupils within a school who are elected by their peers to represent their views.

In Meadow Bridge we have twelve elected School Councillors from our Primary 4 - Primary 7 year groups who are elected each October to serve for the whole year.

There are lots of reasons to run a School Council - Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) says that children and young people should have a say in decisions that affect their lives.  

The School Council is an ideal opportunity for pupils to get more involved in the way the school is run; it is after all, their school.

In Meadow Bridge, we respect and value the thoughts and opinions of our children who often have some fantastic ideas whilst also gaining an understanding of why some suggestions may not be suitable for the school community.

The School Council benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers, because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made within school.

6th Nov 2023
The School Council were delighted to welcome Councillor Caleb McCready, who represents...
6th Oct 2023
We enjoyed welcoming Mayor Andrew Gowan on Friday 6 October to our school’s...
5th Oct 2023
It was a busy day for democracy here in Meadow Bridge - our School Council Elections...