BLC School Councils Summit

On Wednesday last week, school councils from Jessop, Stockwell, St Saviour’s and The Michael Tippett school came together for a morning of debate, action planning and presenting, facilitated by Team London volunteers working on the WE London project. Many thanks to Jessop Primary for hosting this lively event. To start the morning, students from The Michael Tippett School presented their work last term as Eco Warriers. Members of the school council at Michael Tippett have become experts in how to sort and recycle in school and they do checks within school to make sure it is done correctly. We hope they will be able to train other school councils to spread their knowledge and good work. The whole group then looked at ways they could make a difference to tackle Homelessness and Food Poverty. Children came up with slogans for their campaigns. Students at St Saviour’s had already written to the Mayor to ask for free Oyster cards for the homeless and those in need to help them access the facilities at Brixton Soup Kitchen. Children discussed how they could raise awareness, fundraise and lobby politicians to make a difference. Next term we hope some of our schools can take part in WE London’s global campaign to get better water in parts of the world who need it. Thanks to everyone who took part, their enthusiastic staff, Jessop primary and Team London.