New school councillors at a Sheffield academy marked their start of office with a fundraising bake sale.
St John Fisher Primary Academy, Hackenthorpe, has relaunched a student council, with two representatives from each of the seven classes.
And the children arranged a bake sale – encouraging fellow pupils and parents to bring in cakes to sell in aid of charity.
Holly Darken, foundation stage teacher and school council lead, said the initiative gave the youngster a voice.
She said: “It’s about empowering children and creating a proper voice.
“It’s about helping the children understand the role of democracy in the life of the school and their role in a community and also how little things can have a big impact on both their community and other people.
“It’s going really well so far.”
The bake sale raised about £80 for national charity Brain Tumour Research.