We even got a mention in the Ofsted Report. Well done to all the school councillors!
"Pupils embrace opportunities to take on extra responsibilities. For example, the play buddies, peer mentors and school prefects provide positive, aspirational role models and carry out their duties with pride.
In discussion, pupils also praised the school council representatives, saying that they felt able to approach them in the case of any worries or concerns."
This week we welcomed Sue Angood to our meeting, who had lots of questions for us about safety at school. Sue was very impressed with your answers and was delighted to hear that you felt very safe at school and would know what to do if you didn't feel safe or were worried about something. Well done to the council for such a super discussion.
This week we went out and about and decided to have a litter pick on both playgrounds. We managed to half fill a bin bag with rubbish!
We are looking into getting a compost bin on the yard, to help recycle our fruit cores from snacks at break.
The School Council organised this event, run by the Salvation Army. We sent a letter home over half term, asking everyone to search through their wardrobes to see if they had any old shoes and clothes that could be recycled. We had lots of bags delivered to school after half term. Thank you for your support everyone.
At our meeting this week - we were all given a specific role within the council. We now have:
The new School Council have made a great start to the year. They are a very enthusiastic team of children and I have been really impressed with their punctuality and attendance so far. They are organised and have been excellent at discussing issues with their classes and feeding back at meetings. Well done everyone.
One of our first jobs was to ask our classes for new ideas for prizes for 100% Fab 4. We came up with a variety of ideas, which we passed on to Mrs Howes.
Please see document below giving details of the new competitions this year.
The school council organised this fun initiative for the school We talked abut battery recycling in a whole school assembly.We were amazed to find out that a battery takes 100 years to decompose. We also found out that batteries can be recycled into metal skyscrapers and parts of a racing car engine.
Each class set to work and put their collected batteries in the special battery container.
We had a final count up before the end of term and we had an amazing total of
£5067 batteries!! Wow well done to everyone.
Congratulations to you all!
We had our first meeting last week where we met each other and introduced ourselves. I have to say you seem a really keen and enthusiastic bunch - I think we are going to have a busy year!
Mrs Mole also attended our first meeting to ask us to start our first important job. We had to go back to our classes and ask for ideas for rewards for the attendance stars. These range from 6 stars to 24 stars, so we had to think of small prizes and then some really awesome prizes.
When we met again this week, we had all sorts of ideas ranging from: small gifts, fidget spinners and free toast, to a trip to Twin Lakes, a cinema night with popcorn and even lunch in the staff room with the teachers serving!! ( Not sure about that one!)
We have forwarded all our thoughts and ideas to Mrs Mole. We will keep you updated with the results!
This week Mrs Kirsty Edwards came to our meeting. We introduced ourselves and told her all about the things we have achieved this term already. She was impressed!
We interviewed her and found out that she has two children at our school and actually came to the school herself! She is hoping to come again and will be on the look out for activities and initiatives that we can get involved with in the local community.
At this weeks meeting, we discussed ways of saving energy in our school. We suggested that teachers choose monitors to ensure that lights are switched off when the classroom is not being used. We also talked about making sure taps were not left running and overhead projectors were turned off when not in use.
We also discussed making sure the recycling bins are used correctly.
This week our task is to discuss with our class, ideas for new equipment to play with at play times.
We make a small profit from selling toast at morning break and this has amounted to quite a substantial amount.
We are really looking forward to getting together, looking at catalogues and buying some brand new equipment for our school. How exciting!
We met today and had a very lively meeting, sharing all the ideas that our classes had come up with. Here are some of the ideas :
We ordered nearly all of the equipment that was requested by the children.
It has now arrived and is being organised and labelled ready for use on the yard.
Mr Betts said that a new piece of equipment will come out each week.
I wonder what it will be this week?
We have been inundated with entries for this competition with over 200 hundred entries.
The school council met together today and made the very difficult decision to select two winners from each key stage.
The winners will be announced in assembly on Monday.
The School Council have arranged for the school to take part in the 'Wear a Christmas Jumper' day on the last day of term. The money raised will go towards the Save the Children charity.
I had a great gang of children working with me today to help tidy up the 'Peace Garden'. It was so overgrown -we needed to get our gardening gloves on and work hard to sort it. What a shame we didn't take a before and after photo!
Here it is looking much better - we just need to buy a few shrubs to brighten up the gaps! Well done team!
We had a great meeting today and got through lots on our agenda. Here are some of the things we discussed, which the councillors will be taking back to their classes:
Our treasurer is going to meet up with Mrs Wilkinson (our budget manager) to get a report on our current budget and bring to the next meeting.
Our Health and Safety Rep has undertaken her check around school with Ms Johnson (our Site Manager) and will be bringing her report to the next meeting.
The gardening team will be meeting on Friday to get the overgrown 'Peace Garden' back into shape, ready for Remembrance Day.
Peace Patch Flag.
A school in Bedfordshire approached the school council about their plan to design a peace flag. This is to be displayed at the Olympics, to show school support for Peace and Olympic Truce.
The flag is being put together by students with as many school logos on it as possible. We are delighted to know that our school logo will be represented somewhere on the flag!
Last week some of the school council members were involved in creating some questions to ask the candidates who were being interviewed for the site manager's job.
These are the questions we came up with:
Amelia, Freya, Chad and Ruby then attended the interview and were able to ask the candidates their questions. Chad loved it and said it was great fun!
Mrs Mole said that the children were brilliant and carried out the role professionally. Well done - what a great experience to be involved in.