Impact of school councils on personal and social development of a child
School council is the group of elected students for proper and channeled presentation of students’ views. Thus, it carries the responsibility of creating a valued and positive impact in improving school environment, studentteacher relationship, and academic and nonacademic performance. Wellcoordinated school council implements proper discipline in aspects of life and thus prepares a child to come out with a high stamina, perseverance, and with profound respect for the elders and seniors. School council plans about the yearly curriculum with due permission and coordination from teachers or from the Principal to implement innovative and fruitful presentation of different improvement programs to assist the learning session. It also takes care to nurture the values, aptitudes and aims of the students by interactions and mutual exchange of their views and problems with their teachers. So, these councils can contribute a great deal in the social and personal development of the students. It is possible to nourish and develop the qualities of social responsibility, selfesteem, self awareness and love for freedom in every child by the positive impact created by school councils. The school councils should promote a healthy, clean, safe, and stimulating environment in the school so that the students learn to accommodate themselves with cleanliness and awareness towards hygiene life from their childhood. This will surely create a positive impact when these children grow up to become responsible adults. The school council should arrange, with the amendment in administration by the school’s governing body, the active participation of parents in school programs, in addition to exchange of suggestions and plans for healthy promotional activities for students’ development. The developmental plans by school councils initiate improvement of personal and impersonal skills in a student. Such plans help in the development of effective communication skills as part of the desired grooming plan for students. So, it goes without saying that the school councils play an important role in the overall development and improvement of the students.