Our school council have now adopted the thinking hats approach in meetings to lead discussion, inform decisions and to structure thinking. In the latest school council meeting the topic of discussion was “keeping safe”. The children gave gut reactions about how safe they feel in school. They then used the yellow hat and thought of places that they feel safe along with reasons why they feel safe in these places. Following this, they used to black hat to think of places where they do not feel safe in school (along with reasons why). The members of the school council enjoyed this approach and they have said that they would like to use it in future meetings.