Ferryhill pupils are actively involved in various areas of everyday school life. Starting as early as P1, pupils have the opportunity to serve on Pupil Council, represent the school’s Eco Committee, join the French or Health Committee, or become involved as ambassadors for the Rights Respecting Steering Committee.
Members for each of these committees are chosen using a fair and balanced process appropriate to the pupils’ age and stage. For each committee, two representatives are elected from each class within the school (with the exception of nursery classes).
Each of these committees meet regularly as a group. School staff are represented at these meetings whilst in the case of the Rights Respecting Steering Committee, parents, parent council members and other community representatives may be involved.
The committees also regularly organise events such as waste awareness week, World Water Day, Fairtrade Fortnight, International Week, Build a Den day and other themed events to raise awareness on agreed-upon topics.