Sandwell children at school council conference
Published on 22nd June 2012
Youngsters from across the Black Country got together at a special conference this week to talk about school councils.
Year Four and Five children from Pennyhill Primary School in West Bromwich were among the delegates at the School Council Conference held at Wolverhampton Science Park on Monday (18 June).
The conference brought together schools from around the Black Country and gave children the chance to talk to each other about how they were making a difference to their school.
Pennyhill Primary's school council has already raised £4,500 over the past three years.
The pupils have created a secret garden and an allotment, where the children plant, tend and harvest their own vegetables and fruit. The school council is now organising a book sale to fund their future projects.
Head teacher Juliet Silverton said: "The children had great fun on the day. The conference gave them a chance to learn more about their roles as councillors as well as the role of the school council.
"They will now feed back to the school council and introduce some of the ideas and experiences they took from the day."