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Buxton Junior School

Democracy in action

School Council

Each class elects their representatives on the school council. The council has regular meetings to discuss issues which the children have brought to their class representative. The children discuss issues such as playtime organisation, clubs and school resources. Mrs Dowling works with our school council to ensure that all of our children's voices are heard.


All the children elect Eco-Council representatives from their class, and regular meetings are held. The Eco-Council aim to educate the children about sustainability, as well as introduce ways of making Buxton Junior School a greener place, for instance through our recycling project. Mrs Morton works closely with our Eco-council members.

Sports Leaders

Pupils at Buxton Junior School also have the opportunity to vote for Sports Leaders. This is an important position in school and potential leaders need to persuade and convince their peers that they are the right person for the job.

House Captains

Members of year 6 who want to hold an important position of responsibility may choose to become a House Captain for their team (Eyam, Hope, Castleton, Bakewell).  If this is the case, they give a short speech to the rest of their team in which they persuade/convince the rest of their team to vote for them.  They must outline the reasons why they should be chosen and the skills that they would bring to the role.  House Captains carry out jobs such as counting all of the stars from each classroom and announcing the winners in assembly each week.