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Last Updated: Wednesday September 19 2007 14:12 GMT

What is their history?

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School Councils have been around for years, but the introduction of citizenship lessons has led to lots more being formed.

There are more than 2,500 school councils in the UK.

Although the government thinks school councils are important, they aren't forcing schools to have one.

In some countries there are laws which say all secondary schools must have councils. They include:

  • Ireland
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Sweden

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