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Not Wanting To Be School Council But its a big responsibility

Dear Sam. My Name Is K )I was nominated for school council.  But I don't  want to be anymore! My freinds and techers say its a big responsiblite. on the other hand part of myself says that i should keep doing it!!

Im confused what should i do? i need advice!!!
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Hi there,

Thanks for your letter. Making decisions like this can be really hard. The best thing to do is to make that decision with as much thought and information as you can.

School councils allow young people to have their voices heard about issues that affect their school. They also provide young people with an opportunity to improve their school.

Being nominated for the school council show’s that your friends and peers respect you. It sounds like they feel that you’re the right person to get their voices heard.
It is likely that being on the school council will come with some responsibility, but as every school council is slightly different, it’s difficult for me to say exactly how much responsibility you will have.

I can hear this is a worry for you, so it might be a good idea to talk to a teacher to share your concerns. Perhaps you could try and find out exactly what you will be expected to do and how much responsibility you will have. Knowing this information may help you make a more informed decision about what to do. Perhaps making a list of all the positives and negatives about being on the school council might also help you make your decision too.

It's important to do what feels right for you. However, often in life there can be challenges that we're not sure about. Doing something that scares us a bit is a great achievement and can really build your confidence.

There’s no right or wrong decision here. In the end, it’s about making the decision that feels right for you. If you would like to talk through your decision some more, remember that ChildLine counsellors are here for you too.

Take care,

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