The main aim of the School Council is to give the pupils at the Academy a voice. This year the School Council has expanded and we now have a Junior and Senior School Council at Omagh Academy. In September every Form Class elected their own representative then, in turn, the Junior and Senior School Councils elected their own Chairs, Vice-Chairs and Secretaries. In this way they have the opportunity to develop those skills which are useful throughout life.
Issues that have been tackled successfully by the School Council have included the state of the school environment in general, including seating both inside and outside, as well as the issue of pupil facilities. The members have also contributed to the debate about healthy eating in school and the introduction and monitoring of Nutritional Guidelines in school meals.