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.
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.
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!!!
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.
Wednesday’s trip to Kew
Currently the forecast is for 25 degrees plus at Kew on Wednesday!
- Sun tan cream before you leave home
- Bring a sun hat
- Bring a BOTTLE OF COLD WATER. (We can refill this at Kew.)
- Summer dresses and shorts and sturdy sandals would be best uniform for all children.
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.
Today, the School Councillors completed their first traffic survey.
The children were checking that
- No children or adults cut through the car park
- Children walked their scooter along paths instead of riding them on the school grounds
- No cars were parked on zig zag lines
- Children were holding their parents hands.
We were pleased to see that a lot of children were holding hands with parents. Half of the children rode their scooters, while some walked them along paths. Next week we will be checking that scooters are walked to the shelter for parking.
We only saw 1 car parked on the zig zag lines but saw 3 families cut through the car park.
Please ensure you remember to use paths, the councillors will be checking!
The children will compare the results once they have completed 3 surveys. Well done to the councillors for remembering this morning.
Today the school councillors joined Mrs Cooper, Mrs Wilson and Mrs Durrant on a Health and Safety walk around the school. They walked around every classroom, the walkways, the library, hall, discovery room and all the areas outside on the playground looking and checking for any potential dangers or hazards. One of the things the children noticed was that there were some coats and bags left on the floor in the cloakrooms. The councillors have agreed to remind the children to keep coats and bags on pegs, so the children will not trip over them. They also looked at the computer cables to make sure they were all tidy. The councillors all agreed these were safe. Cara also made a very good point that headphones should be put away carefully keeping the wires neat. Whilst we were in the library Dexter noticed that there were some chairs blocking the “fire exit” , the children moved the chairs into a safe place clearing the “fire exit”. Sanaa said the Health and Safety walk was good as it helps to keep everyone safe. We are very proud of our School Councillors, they have all been very responsible taking their role very seriously. Well done to all of you!!! Mrs Durrant
Well done to our new School Councillors who were elected today. I’m looking forward to working with you on a Health and Safety Audit and a safety review of parents cutting through the car park, children scooting on school grounds and parents parking on the zig zag lines.
Huge congratulations, see you soon for our first meeting.
Have a good weekend
Our School Councillors are busy behind the scenes at the moment. Since Christmas they have;
- Looked at the amount of lost property in school and returned named items to the children throughout the school.
- They are preparing for a Health and Safety Walk with Mrs Cooper and Mrs Wilson, thinking about clear walkways, tidy computer cables, clear fire exits and looking out for trip hazards.
In April, the children will be looking at safety at drop off times, looking for people who use the paths, push their scooters on School grounds and ensuring people don’t cut through the car park or park on the zig zag lines.
Yesterday we had a visit from our Sustainable School Partner for Eco Awareness – Samuel Ryder, they work with us to share their knowledge.
The two 6th Form Students took whole school meeting and led a quiz about how to care for our planet. Our children were incredibly well behaved and made us all very proud. They had lots of prior knowledge about recycling and how we are affecting our planet.
We then showed Samuel Ryder our next Eco project “Upcycling” which you will hear more about very soon.
Have a lovely weekend
Mrs Barwin and Miss Lewis