Our school council members comprise one boy and one girl from each of our classes from reception to year 2.
The children decide if they would like to stand to become a school council member and their classmates take part in a secret ballot to choose who the best candidate will be. Before the vote the children learn about opinions and that it's fine to have a different opinion to your classmates. They also learn about voting and how it's best to vote for the person you think will do the best job, rather than just voting for your best friend.
Our school council are involved in decision making in school and they often have to ask their classmates for their thoughts and opinions too.