School Council Blog

Welcome to the blog for our School Council where we will be adding posts after our regular meetings. If you have any questions about the School Council please speak with Mrs Barwin.

For more information, please visit the School Council page.


Mrs Barwin

Waste Week in EYFS

This week as a school we have been taking part in waste week.

Red and Blue class took this opportunity to focus on reducing and reusing waste. We discussed how many everyday items are thrown into the bin and ways we can reuse them to make something new.

The children worked either individually, in pairs or in groups to create a model using a variety of resources or reusing paper to make a picture. They used glue and sellotape to attach different materials together and used cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, bottle tops, material, tubes and other junk modelling resources to create their models. We had some fantastic creations including a pig, a robot, boats and a tractor.

The children listened to each others ideas and collaborated to make their model or picture. They then explained what they had made and discussed what they liked about their own and other children’s models.

Our New Eco Ambassadors

This week the whole school are taking part in Waste Week, with a focus of reducing, reusing and recycling.

We elected 12 new Eco ambassadors to launch the week and they will be meeting with Mrs Barwin and Miss Lewis to discuss the week and how we can be better at reducing waste, reusing waste and recycling more in school.

Congratulations to

Alex and Peggy in Blue Class

Danny and Dixie in Red Class

Tabitha and Adam in Green Class

Johan and Maryam in Purple Class

Cara and Sam in Silver Class

Autman and Natalie in Gold Class

We look forward to working with you this term

School Councillor Health and Safety Walk

This half term the School Councillors had a Health and Safety walk with Miss Cooper and Mrs Wilson.  They were looking out for cable hazards, messy cloakrooms, were cupboards locked etc.  They took their role very seriously, feeding back to their peers.

We successfully passed our external Health and Safety Audit on Friday.

Well done Councillors

Eco Ambassadors and Switch off Fortnight

Today Miss Lewis and Mrs Barwin launched Switch Off Fortnight.  We discussed with the children how they can save electricity and switch off, such as;

  • Turn off lights when they leave a room
  • Put a jumper on, before heating
  • Only play with technology for a while, then turn it off.
  • Turn off plugs – where possible
  • Don’t waste bath water
  • Turn off the taps and take shorter showers

We then selected 2 children from each class to represent the School as Eco Ambassadors, they are;

  1. Gowri and Alexander
  2. Helena and Osman
  3. Toby H and Aaliya
  4. Aiden and Tasnim
  5. Louis and Lin
  6. Khadija and Joshua

We look forward to working with them to make our school even more Eco friendly.

Our visit from the Mayor of St Albans

Today we were incredibly lucky to have the Mayor of St Albans visit our School to launch Democracy Week.

The Mayor spoke to the children about using their vote and what the majority vote means.  He explained how the children will use their vote on Tuesday afternoon and how important it is to use their vote wisely and not produce a “spoilt paper.”

The Mayor then introduced us to the Macebearer, who explained to the children and staff about the Mayoral robes and regalia and spoke about the history behind them.

Our 8 School Councillors then had a drink of squash and a biscuit with the Mayor and Macebearer.  They asked questions and talked about their roles at School and how they were elected by their classmates.  I think it’s an experience they will never forget.

Well Done School Councillors

A huge well done to our School Councillors who raised £15.50 on Tuesday, by selling the leftover goodies from the May Fair.

Thank you very much for supporting the children after school.  Some of you were very generous and some perhaps couldn’t wait any longer for the Reception children to work out your change!!!

Many Thanks

New School Councillors – Congratulations

Congratulations to our New School Councillors, who were elected last week. They completed their first task this morning, welcoming the new Reception parents to the School for their transition meeting. They greeted all parents, helped them to find their welcome pack and took them into the hall.  This afternoon they will be selling goodies on the playground, left over from the May Fair.

The new Councillors are;

Kate and Spencer
Tristan and Lila
Hamza and Hanaa
Bruhan and Farheen
Jaasim and Rachel
Emily and Ben

I look forward to working with you all.


School Councillors Traffic Watch May 2017

Our School Councillors have taken part in a month of “Traffic Watch.” They have been coming to school early every Friday to complete a survey.  They have the following comments to make;

“Please could you be better at not parking on the zig zag lines” William

“Cutting through the car park – the cars could run the children over. Please hold their hands and use the pavements.” Cara

“Thank you for holding your children’s hands, because if you weren’t they might run off.” Rebecca

“Please can you stop scooting through the school” Claudia

“You need to stop scooting through the school” Freddie

“Please stop parking on the zig zag lines, because it is very dangerous” Dexter

Thank you to Miss Lewis, Mrs Durrant and Miss MacKay for helping every Friday.

Have a lovely weekend and keep safe.

Mrs Barwin

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